Saturday, February 04, 2006

Downing Street Memo Pt. 2

I know I shouldn't be surprised that the mainstream media isn't covering this, but, hey, why should they? It's only one of the biggest crimes of the century.

Tony Blair and George Bush at a press conference in the White House on January 31 2003. Photograph: Shawn Thew/AFP

From The Guardian UK:

Blair-Bush deal before Iraq war revealed in secret memo

PM promised to be 'solidly behind' US invasion with or without UN backing

Richard Norton-Taylor
Friday February 3, 2006

Tony Blair told President George Bush that he was "solidly" behind US plans to invade Iraq before he sought advice about the invasion's legality and despite the absence of a second UN resolution, according to a new account of the build-up to the war published today.

A memo of a two-hour meeting between the two leaders at the White House on January 31 2003 - nearly two months before the invasion - reveals that Mr Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second UN resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme.

Here's the sickest part:

· Mr Bush told Mr Blair that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of "flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours". Mr Bush added: "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach [of UN resolutions]".

Read the rest of the article here.


Snave said...

What a couple of disgusting assholes they are...

Thanks for posting this. It's the first I've heard of it... !

Damien said...

Really really strange that particular part of the memo is doing the rounds outside the state.
I'm still trying to rationalize in my own mind why the stateside media is'nt picking it up!!!

Snave said...

Ol' cynical me thinks someone has probably been leaning on the American news media, telling them not to report it.

Lizzy said...

Me thinks Snave has it right.

Molly said...

As an English person living in America I have to tell you I am sickened by the actions of my Prime Minister and your President. The majority of people in England feel the same way too and are totally opposed to the war. I read this memo a few weeks ago and it just disgusted me. These two idiots (Dumb and Dumber in my opinion) should be held accountable for everything they have done.

Lizzy said...

I couldn't agree more. They are war criminals - pure & simple.

Snave said...

For some reason Blogger wasn't letting me comment on the post about seals, so I'll comment here!

I went ahead and followed the link and signed the petition. We love the Humane Society and make donations to it, particularly the local one here in La Grande!

Lizzy said...

Thanks Snave!