Confidential memo reveals US plan to provoke an invasion of Iraq

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by Jamie Doward, Gaby Hinsliff and Mark Townsend
The Observer, Sunday 21 June 2009

A confidential record of a meeting between President Bush and Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq, outlining their intention to go to war without a second United Nations resolution, will be an explosive issue for the official inquiry into the UK’s role in toppling Saddam Hussein.

The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction WMD they had to contemplate alternative scenarios that might trigger a second resolution legitimising military action.

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