In this post I want to take a brief look at what I believe to be a very credible possibility as to why Alastair Campbell needed to manufacture a synthetic media smokescreen in mid June 2003.
On 7th June 2003 Judith Miller (remember her from the David Kelly emails of 17th July 2003?) published this article: Some Analysts Of Iraq Trailers Reject Germ Use.
Judith Miller was said to be stationed in "Iraq and Kuwait".
On 5th June 2003, according to the 2003 Diary said to have been recovered from David Kelly's computer, David Kelly flew to Qatar.
Coincidence? Or not?
On 8th June 2003 the Observer published an article on the doubts about the supposed mobile weapons laboratories: Blow to Blair over 'mobile labs' Saddam's trucks were for balloons, not germs.
On 15th June 2003 the Observer published an article, Iraqi mobile labs nothing to do with germ warfare, report finds, stating that an official British investigation had concluded that the supposed mobile weapons laboratories did no more than produce hydrogen for weather balloons!
The first sentence of that article explains Alastair Campbell's abrupt need to create a media smokescreen:
An official British investigation into two trailers found in northern Iraq has concluded they are not mobile germ warfare labs, as was claimed by Tony Blair and President George Bush
Oops! The only (fictional) evidence found to support the pretext for starting the Iraq War disappears.
Tony Blair's "basis" for war is shown to be lies.
Tony Blair's assertions about WMD are shown to be lies.
It's not suprising that Tony Blair's Goebbels, Alastair Campbell, needs to manufacture a smokescreen in mid June 2003.
Was David Kelly the Biological Weapons Expert who uttered the following words?
They are not mobile germ warfare laboratories. You could not use them for making biological weapons. They do not even look like them. They are exactly what the Iraqis said they were - facilities for the production of hydrogen gas to fill balloons.
If so, he may thereby, directly or indirectly, have signed his own death warrant.