The illegal invasion of Iraq was plotted behind closed doors an entire year before it happened, leaked emails have revealed. A memo from then Secretary of State Colin Powell to George W Bush, published by DailyMail.com, outlined how Tony Blair agreed to support a US-led ‘intervention’ in Iraq. This was months before the false ‘Saddam Hussein has Weapons of Mass Destruction’ narrative was invented as justification for what was arguably the most disastrous and pointless ‘war’ since Vietnam.
The memo, headed ‘Secret… Memorandum for the President’ was written on March 28, 2002, a week before Bush and Blair held a summit at Bush’s Crawford ranch in Texas. This was where the Iraq war was planned in secret.
Powell told Bush that Blair ‘will be with us’ on military action. Powell assures the president: ‘The UK will follow our lead.’ The document details a shady deal between the two men many want arrested for war crimes. Blair agreed to act as a glorified spin doctor for Bush by declaring that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction, which we now know was a complete fabrication. He did have plenty of oil, so we can only assume the murder of millions of innocent civilians was all worth it in the end.
Evidence Blair committed to send troops to Iraq in 2002, a year before the invasion
This document outlines Blair’s planned lies to persuade the British public and his cabinet to support military action
This one details how Blair needed ‘evidence’ of WMD before he would be free to go ahead with the coup
Here, we see how the U.S. feared a backlash against their plans, and their conception of lies to support the war
“Blair is working to manage dissenting MP views” refers to how the Ex Prime Minister smashed criticism and debate over the Iraq war, as several politicians of his own party resigned in horror at his plans.
This document praises Blair’s complicity in the US-led invasion and Powell notes he’s a man who Bush can trust to tell these lies for him.
This article was originally released by Sophie McAdam at True Activist.