Mr Blair was forced to concede that, in both public comments and private meetings in early 2003, he claimed that the UN had authorised military action when he knew that his attorney general was saying that it had not. Lord Goldsmith later fell into line.
Mr Blair also conceded that Lord Goldsmith should have been brought into the UN discussions more fully - but only, Mr Blair argued, because then the attorney general would have agreed to the policy more quickly.The War Hawk lied and lied some more to the Inquiry. Tony Blair is really a piece of work. C.I. covers the day's events in the snapshot and my favorite part is when Tony -- who avoided the protesters in the morning -- had to walk past them to leave and they called out "War criminal!"
He is and this nonsense that some spinners are promoting that you can't know if a war is illegal or not? Yes, you can.
It's Bellum iustum ("Just War Theory"). In addition, there is international law. A country that chooses to attack another country without cause (cause being you have been attacked). If the US were attacked, it can respond in kind. But if the US is the aggressor without cause, that's an illegal war.
Just cause is not what might happen to you someday if all a list of variables on a checklist hold true.
Tony Blair's a War Hawk and he is a War Criminal.
He needs to be tried for his War Crimes.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):