Sunday, June 12, 2005

Leaked memo and the illegality of the Iraq war.,,2087-1650822,00.html

According to the Sunday Times, June 12, 2005, UK ministers were told in July 2002 that 'Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq' and 'they had to find a way of making it legal.'

A leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper shows Blair had agreed in April 2002, at the Bush ranch in Texas, to back military action.

The briefing paper, for a meeting of Blair’s inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was “necessary to create the conditions” which would make it legal.

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