There has not been any confirmation of those alleged memos, Although both spokesmen for Tony Blair and President Bush deny that they had yet to decide if a military invasion would be required at that point.
They point to resolution 1441 as proof and if that's not enough President Bush on the eve of the invasion told the world and Saddam that his overthrow could be avoided if he left the country voluntarily, the media and the libtards conveniently always fail to remember that fact.
There is no case there is only a conspiracy theory for the tin foil groupies.
posted on 06/24/2005 7:47:42 AM PDT
There has not been any confirmation of those alleged memos
Why doesn't someone ask Sir Richard?
Well they can't admit they intended to invade at that time, although the evidence seems to indicate they had no intention of avoiding war. To be honest, I don't think that telling Saddam to leave voluntarily was a serious request, and the media probably knows that.
I recall when the memo from Matthew Rycroft which quotes Sir Richard Dearlove was leaked, here in the UK during the election campaign back in early May.
Tony Blair's spokesman definitely didn't deny it. On the contrary he said in effect: "So what? Nothing new there."
Given that, I think that it's extremely unlikely to be fake. The issue for me at least is that it doesn't show what it's claimed to show. Instead it seems to me like some perfectly reasonable forward planning was happening prior to the war.
posted on 06/29/2005 12:25:02 AM PDT
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