Thursday 19 October 2017

UK Iraq war probe disputes 'official version'

THE inquiry into how Tony Blair committed Britain to war in Iraq is set to challenge the official version of events when it reports later this year.

The expert team led by John Chilcot, which is examining Britain's part in the US-led invasion, will "challenge previous accounts of what happened", according to senior sources in the inquiry.

The prospect of a report which authoritatively confronts the established narrative from 2002 and 2003 – when 45,000 British troops were sent to Iraq – will unnerve senior figures in Whitehall as the Chilcot team has finally been shown a fuller account of communications between Mr Blair and the US president George Bush, sources said.

Irish Independent

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