The Iraq Inquiry heard Mr Blair sent a private note to George Bush saying he was “up” for the war.
His comments contradict his claims at the time that military action was a last resort.
But a private memo by Mr Blair to his chief of staff Jonathan Powell in March 17, 2002 shows he was hell-bent on war.
The document says Britain should be “gung-ho on Saddam”. It continued:
“The persuasion job seems tough. My side are worried. From a centre-left perspective the case should be obvious. Saddam’s regime is a brutal, oppressive dictatorship.”
During his four-hour examination Mr Blair also lifted the lid on his private message to Mr Bush in July 2002 – six months before Britain and the USA invaded Iraq.
Mr Blair said: “What I said to President Bush was ‘you can count on us, we are going to be with you in tackling this’ but here are the difficulties.”
In the past I have objected to studio guests on the BBC casually misusing such language to mean “I disagree with the war”. Now the BBC itself has forgotten that “war crime” actually means something, including: ...
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By John Rentoul
War crimes were clearly committed by members of allied forces in Iraq, in some cases documented by the criminals themselves, as in Abu Ghraib. The more relevant question is whether a charge of war crimes would stick to Teflon Tony? ...blogs.independent.co.uk| - http://blogs.independent.co.
A war crimes tribunal because he still has some years to go. And he is a menace to the international community if he is allowed to get away with it. ...See all stories on this topic »
Tunisian Police Join Protesters
Now that’s progress.
Speaking of progress, has anyone paid attention to the labor force participation rate in Iceland lately, or the change in unemployment, or the change in imports and exports?
I wouldn’t say their economy is “booming”, but it sure looks pretty good compared to a lot of others, having told the banksters who wrote a bunch of bogus paper they couldn’t cover to go stuff it instead of bailing them out!
I wonder if this had anything to do with Iceland’s willingness to “do the right thing”?
One of these days both the Teachers and citizens of this nation are going to wake up to a surprising fact. Teachers represent the only group in America that has folks, friends, relatives and supporters in every Precinct etc. in this nation and pushed far enough they can coalesce and take control of the entire electoral machinery of this nation. Add to them an aroused union movement fighting back for existence and you have the base for a Paradigm shift in American politics.