Three people have been taken to hospital in London, as a result of injuries sustained today during Alastair Goebbels's evidence session to the Chilcot Inquiry in Iraq.
Goebbels, who was Tony Bliar's Director of Propaganda from 1997 to 2003, had played a key role in the creation of the September 2002 dossier which alleged that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction which could be brought into use inside 45 minutes, and which was used as a primary reason for the 2003 invasion.
Emergency Services had to be called after Mr Goebbels told the UK Iraq Inquiry that he defended every word of the document, saying, "I wrote that...sorry, I mean I was somewhat involved in the assessment of that, and had some influence in how the information was presented. But I stand by every word in the dossier - it's all true, every word. Honest. Would I lie to you?".
Two Inquiry panellists were injured when Mr Goebbels' nose, growing uncontrollably, struck one in the eye and the other on the side of the head. A third panellist received severe splinters. Fire Service staff had to be called, and it took several hours and a few home truths about the quality of Mr Goebbels' Diaries before his proboscis subsided enough to be removed from the wall in which it had become embedded. All three were discharged after hospital treatment.
Mister Geppetto was unavailable for comment.
Thanks to Constantly Furious for the inspiration.