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Profile: Claire Short

 
  

Positions that Claire Short has held:

  • British secretary for international development under Tony Blair


 

Quotes

 
  

Quote, June 17, 2003

   “Three extremely senior people in the Whitehall system said to me very clearly and specifically that the target date was mid-February.” [Guardian, 6/18/03]


 

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Claire Short actively participated in the following events:

 
  

Summer 2002      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       Claire Short, the British secretary for international development who later resigns in protest of the impending invasion of Iraq, will say in June 2003 that three senior British Intelligence officials told her before the war that Bush and Blair's decision to attack Iraq had been made sometime during the summer of 2002 and that it would likely begin in mid-February 2003. “Three extremely senior people in the Whitehall system said to me very clearly and specifically that the target date was mid-February.” Furthermore, Short will learn, the decision by Blair's government to participate in the US invasion of Iraq bypassed proper government procedures and ignored opposition to the war from Britain's intelligence quarters. [Guardian, 6/18/03 Sources: Claire Short]
People and organizations involved: Claire Short
          

February 2003-March 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       The British join the US (see Mid-February 2003-March 2003) in a campaign to pressure UN Security Council members to commit to voting in favor of a second UN resolution. “[E]normous pressure was brought to bear,” British cabinet member Claire Short will later tell the BBC, who cites as an example the efforts of Valerie Amos. According to Short, Amos “went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them” to support a second resolution. “I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal,” she added. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3489372.stm Sources: Valerie Anne Amos, Claire Short]
People and organizations involved: Claire Short, Valerie Anne Amos
          

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