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Sunday, June 12, 2005

 

LT: New UK memos surface - June 12

Today we publish further revelations in the news section in the form of a July 2002 Cabinet Office briefing paper.

It makes clear that both Blair and Bush have a lot to apologise for: "When the prime minister discussed Iraq with President Bush at Crawford in April [2002] he said that the UK would support military action to bring about [Iraqi] regime change," it states, adding that "regime change per se is illegal". Bush & Blair are shown, below right, in a file photo June 7, 2005.Bush & Blair

As a prime minister had agreed to do something that was illegal under British interpretation of international law, it was "necessary to create the conditions in which we could legally support regime change", the briefing paper says.

Full London Times story.


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