While I relish the spook's discomfort, it's interesting he:
"For if Campbell had oversold the '45-minute allegation' and the Government's second dossier, he would embarrass the Secret Intelligence Services and Dearlove - a man with whom he was on on 'Sunday lunch terms' - by his 'appalling behaviour' in stuffing extracts from a plagiarised student thesis between two wedges of MI6 material to beef it up and claiming it as intelligence."
"went on to say the conjunction of events relating to Iraq was highly unusual and unlikely to apply to issues such as Iran's nuclear programme."
The redevelopment of Iran into a glowing green car park is a heartfelt desire amongst those that matter. The embarrassment of an ex insider who is cautiously briefing against it would hardly upset these enthusiasts.