An inquiry into the Netherlands’ support for the invasion of Iraq says it was not justified by UN resolutions.
The Dutch Committee of Inquiry on Iraq said UN Security Council resolutions did not “constitute a mandate for… intervention in 2003”.
The inquiry was launched after foreign ministry memos were leaked that cast doubt on the legal basis for the war.
Iraq’s alleged breach of Resolution 1441, which gave Iraq “a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations”, was used by the coalition, and the Netherlands, to justify its invasion.
However, a memo from the time by Dutch foreign ministry lawyers, subsequently leaked, suggested the war was in fact illegal under international law.
(Source: BBC News)
Let’s hope this is just the start of a process which will eventually lead to Tony Blair and George Bush being tried for their war crimes.
1.2 million Iraqi dead and still no justice. Oh, sorry, I forgot – they made Blair a Peace Envoy!