Bush's War the Fix was in
via Josh Marshall, The Times
MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
The warning, in a leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper, said Tony Blair had already agreed to back military action to get rid of Saddam Hussein at a summit at the Texas ranch of President George W Bush three months earlier.
The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blair’s inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was “necessary to create the conditions” which would make it legal.
Regardless of how anyone feels about the war in Iraq or the after-the-fact justification of "liberating" the Iraqi people it has to disturb anyone that cares about morality and the USA's moral standing in the world that we were lied into a quigmire. That the mostly, though not exclusively conservative adventures in the middle-east are a large part of what has led to so much lost life and billions down a rabbit hole.