Chilcot report: Tony Blair takes ‘full responsibility’ for Iraq war

Chilcot report: Tony Blair takes ‘full responsibility’ for Iraq war

Chilcot report: Tony Blair takes ‘full responsibility’ for Iraq war

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jul, 2016 | 10:19 pm

An Inquiry regarding the United Kingdom’s Iraq war has shown that, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair overstated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, sent ill-prepared troops into battle and had “wholly inadequate” plans for the aftermath.

A long-awaited official inquiry regarding the UKs involvemtent in the Iraq war delivered a devastating indictment of Britain’s decision to invade Iraq.

The five member committee titled “The Iraq Inquiry” headed by Sir John Chilcot said the 2003 invasion was not the “last resort” action presented to MPs and the public.

The Final report added that There was no “imminent threat” from Saddam Hussein and the intelligence case was “not justified”.

Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the Time apologised but insisted that lives had not be lost “in vain”.

“The decision to go to war in Iraq and to remove Saddam Hussein from power, in a coalition of over 40 countries led by the United States of America was the hardest, most momentous, most agonizing decision I took in my ten years as British prime minister. ” says Former Prime Minister of the UK.

Mr Blair also said ” ” I accept that the report makes serious criticisms of the way decisions were taken and again I accept full responsibility for these points of criticism, even where I do not fully agree with them.”

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