Monday, March 27, 2006
Iraq - Bush, Blair and the Mess they have Wrought
"Iraq bombing kills 40, U.S. raid denounced" AP
At least 40 people have been killed by a suicide bomb inside a military base housing US and Iraqi forces near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
"Bush-Blair War Memo Revealed" BBC
- The New York Times says it has seen a memo which shows that the US president was firmly set on the path to war two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion.
- From private talks between George Bush and UK PM Tony Blair, the memo makes it clear the US was determined to go to war whether or not he had UN backing.
- He is quoted discussing ways to provoke Saddam Hussein into a confrontation.
"The US military in Iraq is facing growing political pressure over a raid on a Baghdad mosque complex that left about 20 people dead on Sunday evening."