A former law lord has claimed legal advice given by then attorney general Lord Goldsmith to Tony Blair on the eve of the Iraq War in 2003 was ‘fundamentally flawed’ Lord Bingham says:
“If I am right that the invasion of Iraq by US, the UK and some other states was unauthorised by the (United Nations) Security Council there was, of course, a serious violation of international law and the rule of law.”
This has been well known throughout the lead up to the invasion, but Bush and Blair wanted in advance to invade Iraq anyway. Nobody knows what would have happened if Saddam had still been the country’s president, but anything else could’ve been better than the Iraq of today.
The evidence against the invasion was overwhelming, so why are the real causers of the situation in Iraq getting away with it? One of them is currently the ‘Middle East peace envoy’.