From June 5, 2007, that's "Bye-bye."
Pace was leaving, I did that one quickly.
One year and two months after he was nominated to his position, he was 'happily' leaving. No, it didn't make sense.
Not at all.
Be sure to watch the coverage of the Iraq Inquiry tomorrow. And watch to see who covers it and who doesn't.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Reasons to protest when Tony Blair is recalled to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry on 21 January:
JOIN THE PROTEST 21 JANUARY
QEII Conference Centre 8am-2pm
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David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. With Gordon Brown (who was prime minister between Blair and Cameron) in the office, Blair might have hoped for some cover. Without him, Cameron is making very clear that this is not a "state's secrets" issue and that there is no reason the documents should be hidden from the public. Nigel Morris (Independent of London) reports:
The questions facing Tony Blair at tomorrow's Iraq inquiry hearing are piling up. It emerged last night that parts of Mr Blair's conversations with the United States President George Bush in the build-up to war were expunged from Whitehall records.
Sir John Chilcot's team also heard yesterday from a senior civil servant that Downing Street ignored Foreign Office warnings over publishing the infamously exaggerated dossiers on the threat from Saddam Hussein's supposed weapons arsenal.
Mr Blair's private secretary at No 10 routinely deleted any mention of his correspondence with Mr Bush from the Government minutes, the inquiry has found out. The disclosure will fuel anger over the failure to release the memos between the two leaders in the run-up to war, which could fill in gaps for when Mr Blair took key decisions over the war. David Cameron, challenged over the refusal to publish the memos, said that he was powerless to order their release.
Listen to the show, which also includes memorial tributes to Dorothy Height, Wilma Mankiller and Mary Daly.
-- The impact of 7 years of occupation on Iraqi women (Malihe Razazan of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa comments)
-- Sexual assault in the military hits epidemic proportion (includes excerpt of report by Scott Shafer of KQED TV)
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