Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BLAIR 'LIED' ON IRAQ

Tunisia: the new Iraq.

Iraq inquiry: Tony Blair 'misled MPs on legality of war' says law chief.

According to evidence given to the Iraq War Inquiry, called the Chilcot Inquiry, Tony Blair misled the UK Parliament and the public about the legality of the Iraq War.

According to the former top government legal adviser, the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, Blair's claims that Britain did not need a UN ­resolution authorising force 'were not compatible with his legal advice'.

Lord Goldsmith said Blair based his case for invasion on grounds that 'did not have any application in international law'.

The UK and U.S. tried to get a UN resolution explicitly justifying an invasion but gave up the effort when France threatened to veto their plans in the Security Council.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1348083/Iraq-inquiry-Tony-Blair-misled-MPs-legailty-war-says-law-chief.html#ixzz1BQUrE9Ie