Monday, June 13, 2005

The scandal continues

The Times of London yesterday had further revelations, based on another leaked British cabinet document, that the British government knew well in advance of the Iraq war that the United States intended to go to war for bogus reasons. They were deeply concerned that Britain would be implicated in the illegality of the war, and apparently were desperate to come up with a way to use the UN to either provoke Saddam into an aggressive action, or at least goad him into defiance of a UN resolution, thus supplying a pretext of legality.

The explicit background of all this, of course, is that the Brits knew, and were really worried about, the fact that Bush's reasons for war were false. The story is worth a read.

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