5 May 2005
U.S. Congressman John Conyers demands to know in a letter to George Bush why:
…the United States and Great Britain had secretly agreed to attack Iraq in the summer of 2002, well before the invasion and before you even sought Congressional authority to engage in military action. While various individuals have asserted this to be the case before, including Paul O’Neill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Richard Clarke, a former National Security Council official, they have been previously dismissed by your Administration. However, when this story was divulged last weekend, Prime Minister Blair’s representative claimed the document contained “nothing new.”
Likewise, the full 13-page report on the Attorney General’s report on the legal justification for the invasion (consistently misnamed in the media as a war) never got published in its entirety in the media. Indeed, as the MediaLens story points out, the BBC never examined its content at all!