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