The SAS’s humiliation in Libya triggered civil war in government yesterday as a blame game erupted between Downing Street, the Foreign Office and the military.
Embattled Foreign Secretary William Hague was accused of ‘serial bungling’ after the Special Forces and an MI6 spy were captured and detained by a bunch of Libyan farmhands.
Mr Hague, who signed the final order, accepted ‘full responsibility’ for the debacle but he refused to accept the blame
Civil war: a rebel fighter points his machine gun at attack aircraft loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. Rebel leaders accused the government of only being interested in their country’s oil wealth