Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Not A Good Day For Blair

Chilcot has ruled that the decision to invade Iraq was taken 'before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted', that military action was 'not a last resort' and Saddam posed no 'imminent threat'.
The Iraq decision was based on 'flawed intelligence', Blair and his  colleagues 'should have challenged what they were told but did not' and the planning for post-invasion Iraq was 'wholly inadequate and the consequences 'underestimated'.
Blair had been warned that invasion would set off 'internal strife', the legality of the war was 'far from satisfactory' and Blair told Bush 'I will be with you, whatever' showing that he had decided to go to war long before the official decision, despite telling the public that no such decision had been made.
Chilcot has taken almost every line of attack that has been lodged against Blair and endorsed it, giving the rubber stamp of vindication to almost everything the critics had said about the war from the beginning.
Now it is over to the people who can, and should, drag Blair into a court for prosecution.

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