“France supported Iraq war” shock

John Rentoul

iicrs 300x56 France supported Iraq war shockThe Chilcot inquiry has resumed; therefore the attempts by the anti-war media (that is, nearly all of them) to rewrite history have resumed; therefore the Rebuttal Service is back.

UKs former French ambassa 006 300x180 France supported Iraq war shockToday’s rewriting consists of The Guardian’s reporting of yesterday’s evidence from John Holmes, the UK’s former ambassador to Paris (right).

According to The Guardian, the French government was all for the invasion and any suggestion that it might have vetoed a UN resolution giving more explicit authorisation to it is wicked neo-con propaganda.

Mind you, it is true that Jacques Chirac did offer French military support – before he didn’t.

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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