Friday, February 03, 2006

Going to the UN Was a Sham; War Was Already Decided.

From The Guardian (UK)

Blair-Bush deal before Iraq war revealed in secret memo
PM promised to be 'solidly behind' US invasion with or without UN backing

Tony Blair told President George Bush that he was "solidly" behind US plans to invade Iraq before he sought advice about the invasion's legality and despite the absence of a second UN resolution, according to a new account of the build-up to the war published today.

A memo of a two-hour meeting between the two leaders at the White House on January 31 2003 - nearly two months before the invasion - reveals that Mr Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second UN resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme.

"The diplomatic strategy had to be arranged around the military planning", the president told Mr Blair. The prime minister is said to have raised no objection. He is quoted as saying he was "solidly with the president and ready to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam".


Don L. Hutchison said...

from a fellow Dem and Truth seeker. A question:
I must have missed this day at school but; When did "liberal" become a four letter word??
What's wrong with inclusiveness?

I will return often

truth said...

Thanks Don! I too am PROUD to be a liberal.