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What a pair of f**k**g c**nts:

Lord Goldsmith advised Mr Blair on 14 January 2003 that UN Security Council resolution 1441 was not enough on its own to justify force against Iraq. But on 15 January Mr Blair told MPs that while a second UN resolution was "preferable" there were circumstances in which it was "not necessary" - in the event of the use of an "unreasonable veto" by a Security Council member.

He also told the BBC's Newsnight programme on 6 February 2003 that if a country vetoed a further resolution "unreasonably" then "I would consider action outside of that".

In a written question from the inquiry panel, Lord Goldsmith was asked if he felt those words were "compatible with the advice you had given him".

Lord Goldsmith replied simply "no".

He said he could not remember precisely when he had become aware of the comments, (YEAH RIGHT!!!) but told the inquiry: "I was uncomfortable about them and I believe that I discussed my concerns with [then foreign secretary] Jack Straw and my own staff..."

He said: "I understood entirely the need to make public statements which left Saddam Hussein in no doubt about our firmness of purpose.

"It was more likely that he would co-operate if he thought that there was a real likelihood of conflict.

"My concern was that we should not box ourselves in by the public statements that were made, and create a situation which might then have to be unravelled."

In his evidence to the inquiry last year, Lord Goldsmith acknowledged he had changed his mind on whether a second UN resolution was needed ahead of military action in March 2003.

He had thought one was needed but had ultimately concluded, shortly before the war began, that military action was authorised by existing UN agreements dating back to 1991.

He denied that this came as a result of political pressure from No 10 or anyone else. (OF COURSE IT DIDN'T!)

Yes. it may be over 5 years later, but I want to know EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

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