03 February 2006

Downing Street Memo: The sequel

More documentation has surfaced indicating that George W. Bush and Tony Blair had agreed to attack Iraq even though they knew that Hans Blix and his team of UN inspectors would likely find no weapons of mass destruction in that country, and even though it might violate UN policy.

From The Guardian Unlimited (UK):
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.
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1 comment:

  1. That's pretty sad to hear and know that it is probably true. President Bush is pretty deep.