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Old 24th Nov 2016, 14:43
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From that well known loony right wing rag:


The Chilcot inquiry has delivered a damning verdict on the decision by former prime minister Tony Blair to commit British troops to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It says:

The UK chose to join the invasion before peaceful options had been exhausted

Blair deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein

Blair promised George Bush: ’I will be with you, whatever’

The decision to invade was made in unsatisfactory circumstances

George Bush largely ignored UK advice on postwar planning

There was no imminent threat from Saddam

Britain’s intelligence agencies produced ‘flawed information’

The UK military were ill-equipped for the task

UK-US relations would not have been harmed if UK stayed out of war

Blair ignored warnings on what would happen in Iraq after invasion

The UK had no influence on Iraq’s postwar US-run administration

The UK did not achieve its objectives in Iraq

The government did not try hard enough to keep a tally of Iraqi civilian casualties
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