Nearly six years have passed since the decision by George Bush, and his friend, Ton Blair, to launch an invasion of Iraq. Bush has since offered various versions as to the reasons for invading from the once dominant WMD argument to the subsequent desire to bring democracy to the people of Iraq. But, no one has ever read what was said at Cabinet meetings in the United States or Great Britain. The Information Tribunal of the UK, has ordered that all documents related to the decision must be released to the public. “We have decided that the public interest in maintaining the confidentiality of the formal minutes of two Cabinet meetings at which ministers decided to commit forces to military action in Iraq did not… outweigh the public interest in disclosure.” The Tribunal admitted its decision was difficult, and not unanimous, but the truth had to be revealed.
The UK is now confronting the horror of what was perpetrated on the people of England and the United States. The Tribunal will delete from the information provided the public anything that might impair relations with other nations. British soldiers have died and the Tribunal believed it was time the reason for placing them in harm’s way was known to the nation.
The United States confronts a terrible economic crisis, but this can not be an excuse to prevent the American people from knowing what George Bush and his Cabinet said in deciding to send 4,000 Americans to their deaths.