Records Show Bush Pledging Iraq Invasion With or Without U.N. Backing

Weeks before the invasion of Iraq, President Bush told Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar that the attack would go forward with or without a U.N. resolution condemning the government of Saddam Hussein, according to a transcript of the private meeting obtained by a Spanish newspaper. "This is like Chinese water torture," Bush is quoted as telling Aznar. "We have to put an end to it." In the private conversation at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Feb. 22, 2003, Bush does not...Full Story
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