La vérité accablante sur la décision de Tony Blair d’envahir l’Irak a été révélée par son propre secrétaire à la Défense, Geoff Hoon, dans un nouveau mémoire qui met à nu l’ordre de brûler une note remettant en cause la légalité de la guerre.
Hoon, who was defence secretary for six years until 2005, has given a sensational blow-by-blow account of a No 10 « cover-up » and has claimed that Blair signed a « deal in blood » with former US President George Bush to back the war a year before it began.
Hoon describes his shock at being told to destroy secret advice from the attorney general Lord Goldsmith on the legality of the war in the run-up to the 2003 invasion. It was later revealed that Goldsmith said the war could be illegal. Days before fighting began however, he changed his mind and said it was legal. LINK TO ARTICLE