Alastair Campbell gave oral testimony to the Iraq Inquiry on 12th January 2010. There are two transcripts of his evidence plus an addendum:
- Alastair Campbell Morning Session transcript
- Alastair Campbell Afternoon Session transcript
- Alastair Campbell addendum to evidence
Apparently Major General Laurie was incensed by Alastair Campbell's evidence and moved to send a communication to the Iraq Inquiry.
Major General Laurie's letter of 27th January 2010 is on the Iraq Inquiry site here: Laurie-statement-FINAL.pdf.
The transcript of Laurie's heavily redacted testimony to the Iraq Inquiry is here: transcript.
Some of the mainstream media criticism of Alastair Campbell has been expressed in pretty vitriolic terms. For example, A brazen liar who's been found out at last.
The BBC covered the issue in more insipid terms, Iraq inquiry: Campbell dossier evidence questioned, perhaps wary following the drubbing it took at Campbell's hands courtesy of the charade that was the Hutton Inquiry.
The BBC quotes Campbell as saying this to Chilcot:
In his evidence last year, Mr Campbell said he "defended every single word" of the document and that it did not "in any sense misrepresent the situation" with regard to Iraq at the time.
It did not in any sense misrepresent the situation? Really??