War in Iraq has killed
hundreds of thousands of innocent people so far
That the invasion of Iraq by George Bush led US military was illegal
and deliberately designed on the pretext of Weapons of Mass
Destruction and Saddam's links with al-Qaida came to the fore once
again. This time it is after the disclosures made by Sir William
head of the Middle East department at the British Foreign Office.
William Patey refusing to accept the
claim that Saddam Hussein had any link with the al-Qaida, also said
an atmosphere was deliberately created to topple the Saddam' regime.
were aware of these drumbeats from Washington and internally we
discussed it. Our policy was to stay away from that part of the
spectrum. We dismissed it at the time because it had no basis in
law,” The Guardian quoted Sir William Patey, as telling the panel
chaired by Sir John Chilcot.
Britain was aware of the Bush administration’s intentions of
toppling Saddam Hussein years before the invasion, but it distanced
itself from the prospect, knowing it would be unlawful, the Iraq war
inquiry panel has been told.
Peter Ricketts, a former chairman of the joint intelligence
committee (JIC), told the inquiry that in late 2001 - following the
9/11 attacks on the US - he asked officials at the ministry to draw
up an Iraq “options” paper.
quite clearly distanced ourselves in Whitehall from talk about
regime change,” said Ricketts. Up to March 2002 “there was no
increased appetite among UK ministers for military action in Iraq,”
British intelligence also dismissed claims by elements in the US
administration that the Iraqi leader was linked to Osama bin Laden.
didn’t have any such evidence,” Ricketts said.
According to leaked documents, Ricketts described the US in 2002 as
“scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and al-Qaida….It sounds
like a grudge match between Bush and Saddam.”
With this disclosures the notion that
George Bush regime was actually responsible for killing hundreds of
thousands of innocent people in Iraq in the name of fighting the war
against terrorism is again taking the momentum.
The anger against the illegitimate US
invasion was so high that an Iraqi scribe had thrown shoes over
George Bush when he visited Iraq just months before the completion
of term as US president.