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Blair was ‘warned of Iraq war’ two months before invasion: ex-diplomat

Britain’s ambassador to Washington warned Prime Minister Tony Blair to prepare for war in Iraq almost two months before the US-led invasion began, the now former diplomat said. Christopher Meyer told a committee of lawmakers that “the die was cast for war” before Blair met US President George W. Bush on January 31, 2003. “By the time that Tony Blair came to the meeting I was saying that, absent of a coup in Iraq or (then Iraqi president) Saddam (Hussein) suddenly deciding to go off into exile to some inhospitable place like Minsk, the die was cast for war,” he told the foreign affairs committee. Full Story

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