MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal. The warning, in a leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper, said Tony Blair had already agreed to back military action to get rid of Saddam Hussein at a summit at the Texas ranch of President George W Bush three months earlier.
The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blairs inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was necessary to create the conditions which would make it legal...read on
More and more information is coming out that Bush planned this war in 2002. This is more backup to go along with The Downing Street Memo. Its apparent that our press will do no investigating on this issue so it'll be up to the UK. Couple this with the revelations from Mickey Herskowitz saying: " "He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," that we have a clear pattern emerging. Steve laid out a great plan today. Include this new piece of information and the case gets stronger. Add PNAC's "we need a "Pearl Harbor like attack" and we have another piece of powerful information.
Talk Left has more: More on the Blair Iraq War Briefing Memo