As if the issue exposed by Katharine Gun that the USA sought the British to help spy on the members of the UN was not enough, former UK cabinet minister Clare Short is quoted in an interview stating that she recalled thinking, as she talked to the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan: “Oh dear, there will be a transcript of this and people will see what he and I are saying.”

The complete transcript of the Clare interview is available at the BBC website.

While it surely looks like the US and UK would adopt and justify any “means” to meet their “ends,” we are left with one major question: