(London Independent) George W Bush's administration saw Iraq as "unfinished business" and had their "minds made up from day one," a former CIA analyst has said.
John Nixon, who questioned Saddam Hussein after he was found hiding in a cave in December 2003, said the Iraqi dictator's death warrant was signed after the 9/11 attacks.
Discussing the first days of the Bush administration on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, Mr Nixon said: "We had gotten word that they saw Iraq as 'unfinished business'.
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"We never really understood at that point what unfinished business meant, but we knew that they wanted to do something."