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Christopher Meyer was Ambassador The Controversial Epub #224 to the United States from to during which time he DC Confidential ePUB #220 was an eyewitness to Meyer's memoirs provide a picture of British Foreign relations with Clinton and Bush administrations Don't expect great depth from this book It does seem to scratch the surface Yet Meyer does give us his impressions of notables including Clinton Bush Blair Powell Cheney Rice and Rove What is his take on the road to war in Ira 1 Regime change was on Clinton's agenda so per Dubbya 2 Blair was not Bush's poodle but did not succeed in using leverage to the desired extent eg full UN support 3 Neo conservatives Rove Cheney and Rumsfeld strongly disagreed with multilateralism Bush sympathetic with their view but political enough to appreciate multilateralism 4 Powell was the victim of White House staff subterfuge Rice was an obedient and faithful servant of Bush 5 Blair Cook and Straw rightly wanted and urged full UN route however frustrating it may have taken 6 Neither Bush nor Blair wanted war no matter what it would take; they recognised the inevitability 7 US planners were ill prepared for political challenges of regime change Poor thinking of what post Sadam would look like 8 Meyer isn't clear in my reading whether there was or wasn't WMD All he does say is there was no deliberate misleading on the part of Bush and Blair

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DC Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the US at the Time of 911 and the Run up to the Ira WarInd the diplomatic scenes Meyer's book is an honest account Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of PDFEPUB or of what he saw what he heard and how he felt Great book his clear dislike of new labour comes through loud and clear I would have loved to have read it before it was edited by the foreign office bods New Labour's childish tactics weren't a surprise but made good reading Am I giving away my political leanings