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Exclusive: Private talks between Blair and Bush on Iraq war to be published

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The Government is working to declassify more than 100 secret documents detailing discussions that took place between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and George Bush in the run-up to the Iraq war. The Independent understands that, in an unprecedented move, a cache of notes from Mr Blair to Mr Bush, records of telephone conversations and meetings, as well as up to 200 minutes of cabinet-level discussions are to be published in the new year.

The release of the documents, which is likely to be in the next few months, will clear the way for Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq Inquiry to publish its long-awaited report into Britain’s involvement in the conflict. There had been fears that Mr Blair and the US authorities would block the release of the confidential papers, which are said to provide an intimate picture of how decisions were made in the lead-up to war.

On Sunday, a government source said that “good progress” had been made towards declassifying many of the records. “The intention is to be as open as possible,” they said. “There is an ongoing process of declassification, which is attempting to strike a careful balance to ensure that you are not setting a legal precedent that could oblige you to publish other documents in the future or damage national security.”

The process is being led by the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, and is expected to be completed “within the next few months”. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and other senior ministers do not know what the documents contain because they refer to discussions that took place under the previous government. A final decision on what to release will be made by Sir Jeremy.

Once declassified, the documents will be passed to Sir John, who heads the Iraq Inquiry. He has already had access to the material but wants to be able to refer to it in his final report.



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should be interesting, i love reading this type of stuff


Hoyas
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Tony Blair "sexed up" the Iraq Dossier to justify war then "sexed up" Rupert Murdock's wife.


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Shame we can't get that kind of transparency from the fricking piece of shite currently squatting in the White House.


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Shame we can't get that kind of transparency from the fricking piece of shite currently squatting in the White House.



Well #1 at the time the GWB presidency was the least transparent in history

#2 Would you really want/expect the Obama administration to release this kind of sensitive information at or near the time it happened?


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Hoyas
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Shame we can't get that kind of transparency from the fricking piece of shite currently squatting in the White House.




The lead up to the Iraq war was 10 years ago. I'm sure we will find out all the wonderful things Obama attempted to do by 2026.


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Shame we can't get that kind of transparency from the fricking piece of shite currently squatting in the White House. The lead up to the Iraq war was 10 years ago. I'm sure we will find out all the wonderful things Obama attempted to do by 2026.



Yes, it was over ten years and as long as they don't expose anything that might affect our current intel gathering operations (like spies names or ties that we might still be using) this will be interesting.


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as long as they don't expose anything that might affect our current intel gathering operations


There's a Snowden for that


Hoyas
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Yes, it was over ten years and as long as they don't expose anything that might affect our current intel gathering operations (like spies names or ties that we might still be using) this will be interesting.






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Hoyas
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There's a Snowden for that


Snowden is a hero around these parts.


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Snowden is a hero around these parts.
Should be given amnesty.


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I expect it all to be slanted against Bush and used for election.


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quote:Snowden is a hero around these parts.Should be given amnesty.


Agreed.

I know that the honest folk who work in the Intel Bureaucracy DESPISE the man, and see him as a traitor. But given the fact that Obama has taken the use/abuse of Government Agencies to unimagined heights against OUR OWN CITIZENS...it's time they forfeit their power.

We can deal with wickedness and danger from without; but wickedness from within is pernicious lethal. We need to take their 'gun'...instead of them taking ours. They abused it.



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davesdawgs
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I expect it all to be slanted against Bush and used for election.


Yep of course our current government, controlled by Obama, will release the information. Was there ever any doubt. Anything to distract from his current administrative debacle is welcome.


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