In One Eye

Tuesday, June 17, 2003
 
Here's a relatively new story.
Tony Blair bypassed his Cabinet and took the country to war in Iraq based on decisions taken by a small group of unelected advisers, a former member of his War Cabinet, Clare Short, said yesterday.

Normal decision-making processes “collapsed” without a single meeting of the Cabinet’s defence and overseas committee, the former International Development Secretary told the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Actually, this isn't as bad as the US situation. Here, the meetings were held and the oligarchs still thought the invasion was a good idea. Of course, the complicit Congress was culpable in this also.