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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:29 AM
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Publication Of Previously Suppressed Docs Show: Blair - LIED - About Saddam's WMDs
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Diplomat's suppressed document lays bare the lies behind Iraq war


Friday, December 15, 2006

By Colin Brown and Andy McSmith

The Government's case for going to war in Iraq has been torn apart by the publication of previously suppressed evidence that Tony Blair lied over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

A devastating attack on Mr Blair's justification for military action by Carne Ross, Britain's key negotiator at the UN, has been kept under wraps until now because he was threatened with being charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act.

In the testimony revealed today Mr Ross, 40, who helped negotiate several UN security resolutions on Iraq, makes it clear that Mr Blair must have known Saddam Hussein possessed no weapons of mass destruction. He said that during his posting to the UN, "at no time did HMG assess that Iraq's WMD (or any other capability) posed a threat to the UK or its interests."

Mr Ross revealed it was a commonly held view among British officials dealing with Iraq that any threat by Saddam Hussein had been "effectively contained".

much more at:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/a...
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:35 AM
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1. And the surprise here is????????
They all lied.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:34 AM
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2. The world is operating under the culture of corruption, lies and deception.........
the real question is 'WHO CAN YOU TRUST'????
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:52 AM
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3. At some point this Govt 'cloak of secrecy' has to be rolled back....
... the security argument does not justify the lengths to which these governments are using 'secrecy' to engage in massive secret classification of government documents.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:04 AM
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4. Here's my poodle, here's my leash. This prime minister might eat quiche.
Sorry. I'm giddy as a robot this morning. Bear with me world!
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:43 AM
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5. Kickin
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