Yet more lies
To whatever persons in the UK that are releasing this stuff, we all say “Kudos!”:
The memo indicates both leaders acknowledged it was possible no unconventional weapons would be found in Iraq before the invasion, the New York Times says.
The note cites Mr Bush suggesting three ways in which Iraq could be provoked into confrontation.
The US “was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours”, Mr Bush said.
If Saddam fired on them, the Iraqis would be in breach of UN resolutions, he suggested.
He also indicated the US “might be able to bring out a defector” to talk about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, and mentioned a proposal to assassinate the Iraqi leader.
Mr Bush describes US military strategy in some detail, including a concentrated air campaign.
He predicted it “was unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups” – an opinion with which Mr Blair agreed.
Excerpts from the memo were first quoted by UK human rights lawyer Philippe Sands in his book Lawless World.
Another day, another set of lies revealed. This is frankly getting tiresome.