Blair may have ‘signed in blood’ to topple Saddam a year before war, www.timesonline.co.uk, Nov. 27/09
Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s ambassador to Washington before the Iraq war:
“Although President Bush agreed to wait for the UN to pass resolution 1441 on Iraqi disarmament and send Hans Blix to make inspections, there was no time to come up with the evidence required before the scheduled start of the invasion, said Sir Christopher.
“’We found ourselves scrabbling around for the smoking gun. And we — the Americans, the British — have never really recovered from that because, of course, there was no smoking gun….'”