Who cares whether or not the SIS briefed Phil Goff over whether or not some Israelis were Mossad? What does interest me it this: Secretive SIS denied Fairfax a copy of the briefing paper on the non-agents. Days later it magics up a copy of this classified paper for Nat muckraker Cameron Slater. Who’s the SIS’s minister again? Oh yeah, John Key.
Update: Now we learn Slater sent his request on July 26th and the request was approved the same day. Who ever heard of getting an OIA actioned in less than the 20 days? Let alone a couple of hours. Less than a day for the SIS and the minister to approve release of a secret-rated doc to a blogger when other media had been denied. Fishier and fishier.