Sunday, May 1, 2005

Blair knew facts were shaped around desire for war

Went to see Sis's post about The Fixer & Gordon's birthday and stole this right out of her "Comments". From The Independent via John of Trust me, you have no idea how much I hate Bush -- and Dick isn't that great, either, which is Down Under. Thanks, mate.

Tony Blair had resolved to send British troops into action alongside US forces eight months before the Iraq War began, despite a clear warning from the Foreign Office that the conflict could be illegal.

A damning minute leaked to a Sunday newspaper reveals that in July 2002, a few weeks after meeting George Bush at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Mr Blair summoned his closest aides for what amounted to a council of war. The minute reveals the head of British intelligence reported that President Bush had firmly made up his mind to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein, adding that "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" (my emphasis).

I think we all know that. I hope these papers can prove it. They're fixin' to have elections in the UK in a few days and this could be some "Swift Boat Liars"-type shit. Be skeptical, but stay tuned.

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