Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was warned by his chief legal adviser two months before the invasion of Iraq that such a move would be unlawful.
And if that is the case the British involvment in thw war is unlawful. I have hade a quick read through Straw's speech's in the Commons and I have not see that pop up anywhere.
Two videos that you should watch:
Now I've watch this on TV and I'm finding it quite fun to be honest. They're tying themselves in knots with every passing day.
Tony Blair is facing strong criticism after he said he would have gone to war in Iraq even if he had known there were not any weapons of mass destruction.
The video in this link was one hell of a shock, probably been posted but even so it was still good to see:
He said the former Prime Minister had used "alarming subterfuge" to mislead the British people into the conflict.
Now the word `mislead` is important here. Now, in my mind, they did not `mislead` us at all...they lied. Straw was informed that this was illegal and yet I have seen nothing which says he ever brought that up in the Commons nor any evidence to prove that it was a `legal` war. Blair said he would have gone in anyway regardless of WMD, the simple fact is Bush and Blair didn't want Suddam there anymore so they got rid of him.
I hope news of this Inquiry has been getting over to the US becuase it's quite fun to watch. So far almost everything has been said in the Public domain (I think we had an hour last week which was behind closed doors but that's all we've had so far) and they're all starting to step on eachothers toes.