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NEWS: UK Iraq Expert Resigns over Handling of Iraq Threat.

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posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 01:38 AM
One of Britain’s top experts on Iraq who helped develope the case for war has resigned over the governments handling of the alleged pre-war threats posed by Iraq. His resignation last month has only now emerged.
A SENIOR official who helped draw up Tony Blair’s dossier on weapons of mass destruction has quit in disgust over what he regards as the illegal war in Iraq.

Carne Ross, who was Britain’s Iraq expert at the United Nations before the war, said he has resigned in “total disillusionment” with the government’s behaviour over the conflict.

Ross, first secretary in Britain’s delegation to the United Nations, was responsible for negotiating policy and drawing up resolutions as Blair and George W Bush began to prepare the case for war. He was involved in the initial preparation of Blair’s dossier on weapons.

The resignation is likely to prompt new demands for Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general, to reveal his advice to Blair over the legality of the conflict.

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Mr Ross also told the Independent: "I had lost trust in a Government that I believe did not tell the whole truth about the alleged threat posed by Iraq before the war."

I hope it does produce new demands for Lord Goldsmith’s advice to be shown in full; it is after all the document Blair used to vouch for the wars legality even though its "serious qualifications" have never been revealed.

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posted on Oct, 18 2004 @ 03:25 AM
Well, for any doubters that Bush is conducting an illegal war in Iraq, this news just adds to more into the fray..... Hum, guess this Carne Ross didn't get a good oil deal from this Iraq War..... Interesting to see if more comes out...

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