Friday, February 03, 2006

More proof of what we kinda knew already

This doesn't really surprise me, but here's more evidence that Bush and Co. had it out all along to wage war on Iraq--by hook or by crook.

The Guardian today (article here) reveals contents of a memo of a Bush/Blair meeting that took place in January 2003--two months before the invasion began. Not only did Bush "ma[ke] 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," but he also

. . . 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]".

Perhaps not too surprising, yet one more instance of this administration's outrageous and lawless behavior.


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