"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Friday, March 11, 2005

Legal Shmegal

"Britain went to war on the basis of a single piece of paper setting out the legality of invading Iraq, the country's most senior civil servant has revealed."

"Sir Andrew indicated there was not enough time for Lord Goldsmith to prepare a fuller statement because it was required quickly, when it became clear there would be no second resolution in the UN. He said it summarised his views and was not a summary of a larger document. "What he has put forward is the conclusion that he reached as a result of all the thinking he had been doing.""

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The Independent