A behind-the-scenes look at a diplomat's life of service.
Dispatches From an Unaccountable Elite.
By Carne Ross.
Cornell Univ. Press. 243 pp. $25
Faithful service to Her Majesty’s government earned British diplomat Carne Ross the privilege of being a well-placed pawn during the disastrous exercise in Anglo-lAmerican self-deception that became the Iraq war. But he atoned brilliantly in 2004, testifying before a British commission about how intelligence reports were misused to fabricate an Iraqi threat to the United...