Iraqis have little time for the Chilcot report - they live with fallout of 2003 war every day
Published 11/07/2016 | 02:30
Baghdad was still burying its dead when the long-awaited findings of the inquiry into why Britain chose to go to war in Iraq were released on Wednesday. Three days before the Chilcot report was published, a massive truck bomb had ripped through a bustling predominantly Shia district of the Iraqi capital.
Claimed by Isil, the bombing has turned out to be one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion. The latest figures put the death toll from Sunday's blast at almost 300 people, with more expected to die as a result of horrific injuries.
So while the British media was picking through the damning 2.6 million-word Chilcot report - seven years in the making - and former prime minister Tony Blair was showing no contrition for supporting the war, Iraqis were yet again reminded of the bloody chaos that followed and remains today.