4,142. 10/15/2002

In the Chilcot inquiry, the British public inquiry into their involvement in the war in Iraq, Attorney General Lord “Goldsmith reveals that as early as October 2002 he learned that [Prime Minister Tony] Blair ‘had indicated to President Bush that he would join the US in acting without a second [UN] resolution.’ Goldsmith told the inquiry: ‘I thought that such action by the UK would be unlawful.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Richard Norton Taylor, “Tony Blair Had Way Out of Iraq Invasion, Chilcot Inquiry Told,” The Guardian, Jan. 20, 2011

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