Memo Reveals US Plan to Provoke an Invasion of Iraq

Jamie Doward, Gaby Hinsliff and Mark Townsend, The Observer UK: "A confidential record of a meeting between President Bush and Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq, outlining their intention to go to war without a second United Nations resolution, will be an explosive issue for the official inquiry into the UK's role in toppling Saddam Hussein. The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction (WMD) they had to contemplate alternative scenarios that might trigger a second resolution legitimising military action."

//www.truthout.org/062209J?n



What Bush Told Blair Could End the Wars

David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy: "On January 31, 2003, prior to the full-scale invasion of Iraq in March, President George W. Bush met with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the White House. After their meeting, they spoke to the media and claimed not to have decided on war, to be working hard to achieve peace, and to be worried about the imminent threat from Iraq to the American people. They claimed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and had links to al-Qaeda, and - Bush implied, but avoided explicitly stating - to the attacks of September 11, 2001. They also claimed to have UN authorization for launching an attack on Iraq. These were all blatant lies ..."

//www.truthout.org/062209T?n

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Brown was 'begged by Blair' to hold ´ in secret

In secret messages passed via Britain's top civil servant Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell, Mr Blair feared he would become the accused in a show trial. Mr Brown's decision to hold the inquiry sparked outrage last week.

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