Sir John McLeod Scarlett KCMG OBE is a retired British senior intelligence officer. He was Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 2004 to 2009. Prior to this appointment, he had chaired the Cabinet Office Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC).
|As a bureaucracy becomes more established, it develops its own career structure. It is less dependent, and should be less dependent, on individual personalities. Absolutely no one is indispensable.|
|I have no inclination to seek attention.|
|The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons within 45 minutes of a decision to do so.|
|The skills of the British intelligence community are a great national asset.|
|This was a report from a single source. It was an established and reliable line of reporting. It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer in a position to know this information.|
|You must never underestimate your opposition.|