Friday 9 December 2016

Report proves Blair and Bush have blood on their hands

Published 08/07/2016 | 02:30

George Bush and Tony Blair in 2003 Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
George Bush and Tony Blair in 2003 Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The 2.6 million-word report following the Chilcot inquiry into Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq is bound to make life difficult for Tony Blair. It is a pity that the same thing is not happening in the USA with regard to George W Bush.

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It does not take a degree in rocket science to conclude, in the light of the complete political and social destabilisation of Iraq and neighbouring countries, that the 2003 war that resulted in the deposition of Saddam Hussein was ill-advised to say the least, motivated by a near-fabricated existence of weapons of mass destruction and the assumption that Saddam Hussein was about to unleash them against the West.

The report, commissioned seven years ago, will surely confirm that the Iraq war was grossly unjustified and that it caused the deaths of thousands of soldiers and civilian Iraqis.

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