Telegraph on Chilcot report:
- There was “no imminent threat from Saddam Hussein” in March 2003 and military action was “not a last resort”
- The UK “chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted”
- Tony Blair’s note to George Bush on July 28, 2002, saying UK would be with the US “whatever”, was the moment Britain was set on a path to war
- Judgements about the threat posed by Iraq’s WMD “were presented with a certainty that was not justified”
Sir John’s inquiry, which was originally meant to last a year but ended up taking longer than the six years British forces spent in Iraq…
The Iraq war was in 2003. So it’s taken thirteen years before somebody’s finally said what a lot of people knew back in 2003.
It seems to always be the case with these enquiries. They take ages and ages and ages. And they finally report only when everyone’s more or less completely forgotten all the details.
Still, better late than never, I suppose.