Chilcot inquiry: Tony Blair decided on Iraq war a year before!
This Inquiry will prove that the invasion of Iraq was to change the regime and not anything to do with terrorism it possible may lead into the fact that there was a plan to pump oil by pipeline to Afghanistan to feed the Chinese pipeline all ready built for such purpose.
Tony Blair's government decided up to a year before the Iraq invasion that it was "a complete waste of time" to resist the US drive to oust Saddam Hussein, opting instead to offer advice on how it should be done, the former British ambassador to Washington said today.
Sir Christopher Meyer, testifying to the Chilcot inquiry into Britain's role in the war, made it clear that once the Bush administration decided to take military action, the Blair government never considered opting out or opposing it.
He said that the timing of the invasion was dictated by the "unforgiving nature" of the military build-up rather than the outcome of diplomacy or UN weapons inspections, which had not been given sufficient time. British officials were left "scrabbling for the smoking gun" – evidence for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction – as preparations continued.
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