By Glen Owen and William Lowther
17 October 2015
Daily Mail

Leaked White House memo shows former Prime Minister’s support for war at summit with U.S. President in 2002
Bombshell document shows Blair preparing to act as spin doctor for Bush, who was told ‘the UK will follow our lead’
Publicly, Blair still claimed to be looking for diplomatic solution – in direct contrast to email revelations
New light was shed on Bush-Blair relations by material disclosed by Hillary Clinton at the order of the U.S. courts

A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War.

The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started.

It flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

He told voters: ‘We’re not proposing military action’ – in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.

All sewn up: Tony Blair and President George Bush at the infamous 2002 summit at Bush’s ranch house in Crawford, Texas, where the two men spoke about invading Iraq


Bombshell dossier: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, left of Bush, wrote to the President to say the UK ‘will be with us’

Read more