19 April 2004

Bo Elkjær is a journalist for the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

From: Bo Elkjær <bo.elkjaer@eb.dk>
To: "'jya@pipeline.com'" <jya@pipeline.com>
Subject: Danish intelligence reports on Iraq
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 18:11:37 +0200

Dear John Young,

Today the Danish government - after political pressure - published a series of pre-war intelligence reports on Iraq and WMD. The reports have all been declassified over the weekend from confidential ("fortroligt") and secret ("hemmeligt") level.

The main source for Danish intelligence were their UK and US counterparts so a lot of the info now published is 'second hand goods'.

The reports are heavily excised. They're in Danish. I'll see if I can find the time to translate them.

Denmark has seen a lot of political debate on the decision to take part in the US war against Iraq. The Danish government has been under heavy criticism and has been on the receiving end of lots of political pressure. They hold majority in Parliament so for now the Danish government has held its keep.

They lied.

Even though the government had received knowledge to the contrary, the Danish Prime Minister on several occasions have declared that Iraq was a growing nuclear threat.

The Danish intelligence service concluded that they had no knowledge of Iraqi al-Qaeda connections, yet the government maintained that Iraq's terror connections were decisive for the government when they went to war.

Etc... just to let you know.


Bo Elkjaer

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