Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blair Warned in 2000 Iraq War was Illegal

Secret papers withheld by Chilcot inquiry reveal Foreign Office fears over invasion
By Michael Savage
March 02, 2010 "The Independent" -- An invasion of Iraq was discussed within the Government more than two years before military action was taken – with Foreign Office mandarins warning that an invasion would be illegal, that it would claim "considerable casualties" and could lead to the breakdown of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

The extent of Whitehall opposition to the policy eventually backed by Tony Blair emerges just three days before Gordon Brown will appear at the Iraq Inquiry, where he will be asked to explain his role in the Government's decision to invade.

Secret Foreign Office strategy papers drawn up by senior civil servants at the end of 2000 have been obtained by this newspaper and are published for the first time today. The Iraq: future strategy document considers options for dealing with the belligerent Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. It is one of the key documents that Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry has declined to release.


  1. Saddam was never the legitimate leader of Iraq. Saddam illegally killed a bunch of Iraqis in 1968 and siezed power with his uncle. The entire regime and everything it did 1968-2003 was illegal, illegitimate, and invalid. Iraq didn't have a sovereign government 1968-2003. Iraq's first sovereign government in 36 years assumed power on 6.28.2004.

  2. <span><span>Saddam illegally killed</span> 
    Because one can legally kill !! Fair enough...

  3. I don't think the Arabs care what Saddam did to Iraqis.  

  4. "We rode to power on the CIA train" (Iraqi Baathist to US journalist). There was a power struggle between the Iraqi Communist Party and the Baath. Guess which one the US backed. My enemy's enemy is my friend/no, my enemy/wait a minute, here comes the Ayatollah.

  5. JFK supported the Baa3th coups of 1963 weeks before he died. JFK was not a good President.

    However, I haven't seen evidence that LBJ orchestrated the 1968 coup where Saddam and his uncle took power.

    In 1968 Saddam and his uncle formed an alliance with the USSR and France against America. Saddam also formed an alliance with India in 1971.

    Look at how could the Afghan National Civil Order Police and ANA are doing in Helmand. Look at how the Brits perfomed in Helmand. How the empire has fallen.