UK Doubts On Legality Of Iraq War Revealed

Posted on Tuesday, April 26 at 17:27 by sthompson
The 13 pages of legal advice that Goldsmith drew up on 7 March, according to a report in today's Mail on Sunday, warned that Blair could be in breach of international law for six reasons ranging from the lack of a second United Nations resolution to UN inspector Hans Blix's continuing search for weapons. Ten days later, he apparently changed his mind, delivering a summary to Blair declaring the war was legal - the cue for the invasion. The timing of the leak - just 11 days before polling day, with both the Liberal Democrats and the Tories planning to highlight Iraq over the next few days - is bound to trigger a major Whitehall mole hunt. Full story: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1469235,00.html

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