You can read a rather extensive write up on the situation by Glen Owen over at The Daily Mail, but if you’re looking for the long and short of it, we’ve summarized it for you below.
- A leaked white house memo from Colin Powell to George Bush, shows that the Tony Blair agreed to join the U.S. in military action against Iraq, a year before the war even started, despite his claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis, and prior to him meeting with Bush.
- A second memo reveals how Bush used ‘spies’ in the Labour party to help him manipulate British public opinion in favor of the war.
- These documents are part of a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.
Another eerie and often overlooked detail of the whole situation, is a man named David Kelly who inspected Iraq and concluded there weren’t any WMDs before NATO invaded them. He was found dead from apparent suicide when he went for a walk by his house. Prior to this, a British ambassador named David Broucher reported a conversation with Kelly at a Geneva meeting in February 2003. Broucher had asked Kelly what would happen if Iraq were invaded, and Kelly had replied, “I will probably be found dead in the woods.”