Alistair Campbell: non-choice words

Andrew Marr: can you remember and do you recall what you felt when you heard David Kelly had gone missing?

Alastair Campbell: I certainly can remember it and I do recall it and it was, I’d say with the possible exception of family deaths [glib] and erm, possibly my own breakdown in the 80s it was, it was the worst period of my life, without any shadow of a doubt.

The combination of "possible exception" and "without any shadow of a doubt" weakens his stance inordinately. The full interview can be found here.


2 Responses to “Alistair Campbell: non-choice words”

  1. Art Vandelay on July 9th, 2007 19:37

    why does it?

  2. Dan on July 10th, 2007 08:42

    Agreed, Rob. I’ve re-read it and it’s not weakened. I got it wrong. Good point.

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