Moreover, Blair's lies were faithfully reported by the pro-war media. Will we now see the resignation of the editors whose headines read "45 minutes from doom"? It is doubtful. What of those newspapers which during the war reported (in some detail) events which, the next day, were admitted not to have happened? Why have the editors of those papers which reported, say, the uprising in Basra not been sacked?
Clearly some mistakes are worse than others. But, it will be argued, Morgan's actions were irresponsible and have "put our lads in Iraq at serious risk." Strange logic as it was Blair's lies which have placed "our lads" in danger. Moreover, "our lads" have, according to Amnesty International and the Red Cross, been abusing prisoners.
Sadly this has been obscured by the furore over the authenticity of the Mirror's pictures. One thing is sure, if the media had investigated the government's assertions about Iraqi WMD it is doubtful we would be in Iraq now.