The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Friday, November 27, 2009

Questionable Legitimacy

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, the UK's ambassador to the UN in 2003, told the Iraq Inquiry (source BBC):

"If you do something internationally that the majority of UN member states think is wrong, illegitimate or politically unjustifiable, you are taking a risk in my view.

I regarded our participation in the military action against Iraq in March 2003 as legal but of questionable legitimacy in that it did not have the democratically observable backing of a great majority of member states or even perhaps of a majority of people inside the UK


Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Iraq Inquiry

The Iraq Inquiry, currently being held in London, is gradually peeling back the layers of obfuscation (much like an onion) put up by politicians and civil servants.

Seemingly the newly elected Bush administration was looking at plans to enforce regime change sometime before 9/11.

Additionally, some 10 days before the war started, Blair was told that Iraq had no WMD.

As the inquiry goes on it will become increasingly clear that the US and UK public were conned by their governments into this unnecessary war.

Monday, November 23, 2009

No Whitewash

Sir John Chilcot, Chairman of the Iraq war inquiry, has promised that it will result in a "full and insightful" account of event and that there will be no whitewash.

Didn't Nixon once say the same about Watergate?

Sir John was also at pains to point out that the inquiry will not deliver a verdict as to whether the war was legal or illegal.

Evidence from senior government figures will start tomorrow, Tony Blair will be called early in 2010.