By 2003 we could all see the horrible greed and hate driven - genocidal - tendencies of the UK/US axis. The newsmedia ignored most claims of conspiracy, or claims that THIS WAS ALWAYS THE PLAN! In the interests of BIG crude and rude OIL, big PHARMA and possible religious ties and dealings with the devils. Either way, many have been shouting and balling about Blair and Bush, demanding a criminal trial. The following news article about a new commission set up by Gordon Brown comes about 8 years too late! But for the BBC that's perty swift!
Tony Blair and George W. Bush, and the intelligencers that they romance should... be terminally committed to a home for the mentally disturbed. And the History and the world shall know that these miliraty invasions helped cause the 2008 financial crash, and help degrade the environment by way of WAR-FUEL, and helps organized crime and international terrorism, with moral support, financial help and fulfil the hero's and villains - play - that must play-out in the corporate media to keep most people sleeping.
Tony Blair "sealed his reputation" in America by his support for the US after 9/11, the UK's former ambassador to the US has told the Iraq war inquiry.
Sir Christopher Meyer said Mr Blair and President George Bush "got on" from the moment they met in 2001 and that their relationship "warmed" after that.
But talk of military action against Iraq "never entered the mainstream" in the US before 9/11, he said. The inquiry is focusing on UK-US relations before the war.
In his evidence, Sir Christopher is focusing on US policy towards Iraq in the run-up to the 2003 US-led invasion and its interaction with UK policy.
The former ambassador said the personal chemistry between the prime minister and the US president was important and Mr Blair's "eloquent" support for the US after 9/11 won him huge admiration in the US.
Before 9/11, he said the US viewed Iraq as "a grumbling appendix" but was focused on supporting dissident groups and toughening sanctions and talk of military action was "going nowhere".
After 9/11, Sir Christopher said some minor members of the Bush administration urged retaliation against Iraq, claiming there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.
But he said the US government decided to focus instead on al-Qaeda and Afghanistan, "setting aside" other issues including Iraq.
The inquiry is looking into UK involvement in Iraq between 2001 and 2009, with the first few weeks focusing on policy in the build-up to the 2003 US-led invasion.
Critics of the war claim that the US had already decided to topple Saddam Hussein in 2002 and that the UK had agreed to go along with this - claims both countries have denied.
The reasons for going to war in Iraq - including the now discredited claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which could be used within 45 minutes of an order being given - remain a long-standing source of controversy.
November-December: Former top civil servants, spy chiefs, diplomats and military commanders to give evidence
January-February 2010: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and other politicians expected to appear before the panel
March 2010: Inquiry expected to adjourn ahead of the general election campaign
July-August 2010: Inquiry expected to resume
Report set to be published in late 2010 or early 2011
Iraq inquiry: Day-by-day timeline
On Wednesday, senior Foreign Office official Sir William Ehrman told the inquiry that a report shortly before the invasion suggested Iraq's chemical weapons may have been "disassembled".
"We did... get a report that chemical weapons might have remained disassembled and Saddam hadn't yet ordered their assembly."
A separate report suggested Iraq might also "lack" warheads capable of spreading chemical agents, he added.
However, Sir William - the Foreign Office's Director general of defence and Intelligence between 2002 and 2004 - said there was "contradictory intelligence" and these reports did not "invalidate" the fact that Iraq had chemical weapons.
"It was more about their use. Even if they were disassembled the (chemical or biological) agents still existed."
Sir William insisted that the role of intelligence in the decision to go to war was "limited".
He also said it was a "surprise" no weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq, saying "it was not what we had expected".
The Lib Dems said Sir William's comments seemed to contradict Tony Blair's statement in Parliament that Iraq posed a "clear and present danger" to international security.
Asked to explain the absence of WMD and why the UK government had got this wrong, Sir William noted a "great deal" of the intelligence about Iraq's chemical and biological weapons production provided before the war had been withdrawn afterwards as false.
Addressing the overall threat posed by Iraq in 2001, officials said it was "not top of its list" of countries causing concern because of their stated desire to develop weapons of mass destruction.
With sanctions in place against Iraq, the Foreign Office believed Saddam Hussein could not build a nuclear weapon and, even if sanctions were removed, it was estimated it would take him five years to do so.
Officials said most evidence suggested Iraq's chemical and biological programme had largely been "destroyed" in 1991.
Although reports in late 2002 suggested Iraq was rebuilding its capability, they said intelligence about its actual position had been "patchy" since weapons inspectors were withdrawn in 1998.
But they maintain the threat posed by Iraq was viewed as "unique" because it had shown itself willing to use weapons of mass destruction on its own people and its neighbours.
The inquiry also learnt that the UK investigated and rejected suggestions of links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.
Following the 9/11 attacks, the Foreign Office looked at the matter "very carefully" but concluded the two were not "natural allies".
The inquiry, looking at the whole period from 2001 to 2009, was set up by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who also chose the panel.
Mr Brown and predecessor Tony Blair are expected to be among future witnesses, with the final report due early in 2011.
Previously, the Butler inquiry looked at intelligence failures before the war, while the Hutton inquiry examined the circumstances leading to the death of former government adviser David Kelly. - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8380139.stm