<a href=”An important part of the book is the evidence it provides in showing how early the decision was taken to go for regime change.

Sir Christopher refers to a lunch he had in March 2002 with one of the administration’s hawks, Paul Wolfowitz, an account of which was leaked.

Sir Christopher confirms the authenticity of this leak. He told Wolfowitz that Britain "backed regime change", though he also recommended a strategy for building international support and not a unilateral American effort.

We already knew that by April 2002, when he met Mr Blair at his Texas ranch, Mr Bush was decided. He told Trevor McDonald at Crawford on ITV in April 2002: "I made up my mind that Saddam needs to go." “>BBC NEWS | Politics | Ambassador turns on Blair over Iraq: “An important part of the book is the evidence it provides in showing how early the decision was taken to go for regime change.

Sir Christopher refers to a lunch he had in March 2002 with one of the administration’s hawks, Paul Wolfowitz, an account of which was leaked.

Sir Christopher confirms the authenticity of this leak. He told Wolfowitz that Britain ‘backed regime change’, though he also recommended a strategy for building international support and not a unilateral American effort.

We already knew that by April 2002, when he met Mr Blair at his Texas ranch, Mr Bush was decided. He told Trevor McDonald at Crawford on ITV in April 2002: ‘I made up my mind that Saddam needs to go.’ “

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