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Bush Asked Blair to Back Iraq War Nine Days After 9-11

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Issue: 17 Section: Accounts Geography: USA Iraq, Britain Topics: terrorism

April 6, 2004

Bush Asked Blair to Back Iraq War Nine Days After 9-11

According to a recent article by the former British Ambassador to Washington, George W. Bush asked Tony Blair to support an invasion of Iraq at a White House dinner just nine days after the September 11 attacks. In the 25,000 word account published in Vanity Fair, Sir Christopher Meyer describes Tony Blair as agreeing, but expressing a desire to "concentrate on ousting the Taliban and restoring peace" in Afghanistan. Meyer adds that Blair also "said nothing to demur" when the prospect of an invasion was brought up.

» The Observer: Bush and Blair made secret pact for Iraq war 

» The Independent: Blair told US was targeting Saddam 'just days after 9/11'

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