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Revealed: Jack Straw’s Secret Warning to Tony Blair on Iraq


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Revealed: Jack Straw’s Secret Warning to Tony Blair on Iraq

Michael Smith

A "secret and personal" letter from Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, to Tony Blair reveals damning doubts at the heart of government about Blair's plans for Iraq a year before war started.

The letter, a copy of which is published for the first time today, warned the prime minister that the case for military action in Iraq was of dubious legality and would be no guarantee of a better future for Iraq even if Saddam Hussein were removed.