Iraq: The War Was Illegal

By Brian Brady

Then Attorney General Goldsmith was 'pinned to the wall and bullied into keeping quiet' while the Prime Minister kept the Cabinet in the dark.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24080.htm



Regime Termination

The Truth of UK's Guilt Over Iraq

By Scott Ritter

President George Bush was able to disguise his blatant militarism behind the false sincerity of his ally Blair and his own secretary of state, Colin Powell. The president's task was made far easier given the role of useful idiot played by much of the mainstream media in the US and Britain, where reporters and editors alike dutifully repeated both the hyped-up charges levied against Iraq and the false pretensions that a diplomatic solution was being sought.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24084.htm



Lord Goldsmith 'warned Tony Blair Iraq war could be illegal' in 2002

Tony Blair was warned by his Attorney General eight months before the invasion of Iraq that war would be illegal, it has emerged.

//snipurl.com/ths9d



Bush and Blair 'talked about Iraq only three days after 9/11'

GEORGE Bush raised the issue of Iraq with Tony Blair only three days after the 9/11 attacks, the official inquiry into the war has heard.

//news.scotsman.com/uk/Bush-and-Blair--39talked.5870984.jp



Iraq inquiry: Blair told Bush he was willing to join, 11 months before war

Tony Blair made it clear to George Bush at a meeting in Texas 11 months before the Iraq invasion that he would be prepared to join the US in toppling Saddam Hussein, the inquiry into the war was told today.

//www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/30/iraq-inquiry-david-manning



Blair Adviser: U.S. Did Not Intend to Help Stabilize Iraq

Blair's top foreign policy aide before being appointed ambassador to Washington in 2003, told a British inquiry into the Iraq war the American military did not think peacekeeping was their responsibility. "The American military thought that they were fighting a war and when the war was over, they were expecting to go home," he said.

//snipurl.com/tifj3



British attempts to improve postwar planning for Iraq 'ignored by US'

Iraq inquiry told by diplomat Edward Chaplin that senior Washington figures had 'real blind spot' and assumed there would be 'dancing in streets' after invasion.

//www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/dec/01/british-post-war-planning-iraq-war-us



A tale of two photos: Is This Media manipulation on a grand scale?
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2838.htm



UK: "Government is gagging Iraq inquiry"

The government's control over what the Chilcot Inquiry can publish and the questions it can ask is providing a watered-down account of why Britain went to war and an easy ride for witnesses.

//www.indexoncensorship.org/2009/12/government-is-gagging-iraq-inquiry/



Dutch Inquiry Finds Iraq War Illegal

By Ann Talbot

The attempt to maintain the lie that the war was legal is becoming increasingly difficult. The Dutch report entirely rejects the central argument used to justify the actions of the British government and claim that there was a legal basis for the invasion.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24483.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Who needs trials?

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

03/18/10

What Goldsmith and Wittes are saying is that the war on terrorism is a real war, just like World War I and World War II. Therefore, since prisoners of war in a real war can be kept incarcerated until the war is over, there’s no problem with holding terrorists until the war on terrorism is over, which isn’t likely to happen for a few decades. … Where does such a power come from? It’s certainly not included in my copy of the Constitution. I wonder what Goldsmith’s and Wittes’ position would be if the feds decided to do the same thing in the war on drugs. After all, as Mexican officials will attest, the alleged drug lords are killing many more people than the alleged terrorists. Would it be acceptable for U.S. officials to suddenly convert drug offenses to acts of war, enabling them to circumvent trials and the Bill of Rights for those crimes too?

//www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2010-03-18.asp


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