Britain Expected To “Prove Saddam Was Guilty” After Invasion

Reports that the Bush administration was trying to blame the 9/11 attack on Saddam, and that they ultimately went to war without evidence of WMD, are hardly news. Reports from the Iraq War Inquiry in London do add more background to this, including that former British ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer, has described how one of the expectations of the British military was to “bloody well got to try and prove he’s guilty.” As we suspected at the time, the mission was to invade first and then search for evidence to attempt to justify the war.

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