ABC News Online: Allies ‘planned’ Iraq war despite denials.
Full battle plans were issued on October 31, 2002, eight days before UN Resolution 1441 called for the resumption of arms inspections in Iraq and warned Saddam of “serious consequences” if he were still seeking weapons of mass destruction, the paper said.
This is one of those “d’uh! we knew that” kind of things – but this, provided the report is accurate and authentic, is official confirmation of something that was not only denied by Mr Blair, but also Mr Howard. Interesting to see how this is pursued by the Australian press, and Labor.