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Another Downing Street Memo

Well it would seem yet another damning memo has come out of Downing Street that sheds light on how President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair were determined to wage war in Iraq no matter what.

This from the Guardian:
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.

"The diplomatic strategy had to be arranged around the military planning", the president told Mr. Blair. The prime minister is said to have raised no objection. He is quoted as saying he was "solidly with the president and ready to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam"....

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]".

As I discussed here, this new memo is just the latest to show a clear pattern of resolve to wage an aggressive war by the White House no matter what. I just wonder if this memo will be considered ‘old news’ by the same mainstream media whose overzealous coverage of the now debunked WMD scare helped pound the war drums all the more louder.

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