Very interesting article Phil -even to a Brit! In fact especially to a Brit, who with limited time was going to scan it, but then got somewhat rivited. Just need to get one thing out the way–
@ Jackdaw seems to be partly right, in that the link to the Karen Kwiatkowski report in your article leads to one that doesn’t say anything about Israeli access, and the link by @Jackdaw does. However I do not agree with Jackdaw that what you have reported is substantially different to what Kwiatkowski said at her talk.
WRT the Iraq War I have understood that Netanyahu’s testimony before congress :
was crucial in persuading Bush to go to war, but Kwiatkowski seems to imply that a number of neocons had already made the political case. Could somebody give me a an idea of the importance of each contributing factor?
In the UK we have had the Chilcot Report on Tony Blair’s Government’s role in our joining in the war https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/iraq-inquiry-key-points-from-the-chilcot-report Many here feel that the US influence on our decision is played down in the report, and it certainly doesn’t refer at all to Israel and Netanyahu’s influence.