Iraq War

Learnings From Chilcot and Brexit? 'Snakes in Suits' Are Destroying Our World

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Still living with the devastating consequences of the doomed Iraq invasion, this country has been thrust into yet another cataclysmic, life altering upheaval. With the same hallmarks of group-think and remorseless psychopathy, I wonder how much more chaos and reckless abandon, this weary world can take.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

From Curveball to Chilcot

Ian Linden | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Ian Linden

The purpose of the Chilcot enquiry into the Iraq War was to find lessons for the future from the mistakes of the past. It found plenty of mistakes but few lessons. But, at least, it has provided a degree of closure for families bereaved by the war.

Jeremy Corbyn Likely To Back Damning Bid To Find Blair 'In Contempt' For Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested he will back a bid to find Tony Blair in contempt for “misleading” MPs over his motives for launching war on Iraq. The...

Tony Blair Cannot Carry the Blame for Iraq Alone

Justin Huggler | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

But if we allow Blair to carry the blame for the disaster of Iraq alone we are deceiving ourselves. He was aided and abetted every step of the way by the Labour Party and the Conservatives, by the overwhelming majority of the British press, by vast sections of public opinion, both on the patriotic right and the worthy left -- in short, by the entire British Establishment.

Stopping Blair Trashing International Law Means Justice Can Come

Jem Bendell | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

The Chilcot Report confirms what most British people knew in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Despite the misleading jingoism of tabloid n...

Chilcot, Iraq and the Culture of War

Richard Reoch | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

"Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?" asked Albert Einstein in a letter he wrote to Sigmund Freud in 1932. The report of Th...

Tony Blair 'Didn't Want To Go War In Iraq When We Did', Ex UN Ambassador Says

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

The UK was pushed into war “too early” by the US, a former United Nations ambassador has claimed in the wake of the devastating Chilcot report. Si...

How We Rebuild Trust and Learn the Lessons of Iraq

Dan Jarvis | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

The publication of the Chilcot Report will lead to renewed soul searching over our future international commitments. I was neither for nor against the war, rather I served in it. As an elected representative today my duty is to scrutinise the basis for that decision with dispassionate care. We must freely and frankly debate the mistakes that were made so they may never be repeated. We need to undertake our analysis in a forensic manner. Only by doing so will we regain the trust and confidence of the public in making these decisions.

Tony Blair Is Sorry Not Sorry For Iraq Invasion As He Sets Out Case For The Defence In Marathon Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics

The high ceilings of Admiralty House in Whitehall made Tony Blair seem smaller than usual when he walked in to deliver his full response to the Chilco...

How the Iraq Inquiry Could Have Helped Blair on His Way to the Hague

Greg Muttitt | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Greg Muttitt

In his report today, Chilcot said that the purpose of his Inquiry was not to make any judgments on the legality of the war. Much of the debate has focused on the legal impossibility of sending Blair to the Hague for a crime of aggression. In doing so, the debate has conveniently omitted to ask about war crimes that were committed after the invasion.

Why the Chilcot Report Must Not 'Put to Bed' the Iraq War

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Over the coming weeks and months MPs and experts will be poring over the detail of what is in John Chilcot's report. I have all twelve volumes sitting on my desk right now and I aim to read as much as possible. It's crucial that this report doesn't 'put to bed' the Iraq War. The families of the British troops and Iraqi civilians who died deserve better than that. Instead this moment should be a springboard for making the changes needed to ensure that there is never another unjustified and bloody intervention like the one we embarked upon in Iraq thirteen years ago.

Amid the Chilcot Report, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of Britain's Occupation of Southern Iraq

Jamie Gaskarth | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jamie Gaskarth

While much of the commentary on the Chilcot report is on the decision to go to war, it is important not to miss the lessons of Britain's occupation of Southern Iraq. How it went from a brilliantly successful initial invasion to a rapidly deteriorating security situation and finally what Chilcot described as the 'humiliating' spectacle of doing a deal with violent militia groups to stop attacks on British troops holed up in their bases is an important story.

Tony Blair Looks Public In The Eye And Tells Them: 'I Did Not Lie'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

"People talk about me as if I don't care."I believe I made the right decision and the world is better"Tony Blair https://t.co/POEBzv3ucU— BBC News (...

Alastair Campbell Insists Tony Blair Did 'All He Could To Avoid Iraq War'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Tony Blair's former spin-doctor Alastair Campbell has defended his former boss over claims he "misled the public" following the release of the Chilcot...

Caroline Lucas Calls Tony Blair A 'War Criminal' At Stop The War Protest

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Caroline Lucas called Tony Blair a "war criminal" at a demonstration held in London today as the Chilcot report into the Iraq War was finally released...

Blair-Bush Iraq War Memos Published For First Time

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair promised George W Bush that "I will be with you, whatever" on the invasion of Iraq, new evidence published by the Chilcot Inquiry reveals. ...

Iraq Inquiry Main Findings Show Tony Blair Knew Iraq Invasion Would Make The UK Less Safe

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair was told invading Iraq would increase the terror threat against the UK, relied on intelligence that was flawed, and decided to take militar...

Regardless Of Who's To Blame, Let's Not Forget The Human Cost Of The Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

With the release of the The Chilcot Inquiry today, all eyes will be on Tony Blair et al with the aim of pinning blame on those it responsible for the ...

This Chilcot Front Page Shows Tony Blair In A Chilling Light

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

As the nation prepared to hear the contents of Sir John Chilcot's eponymous report, one newspaper's front page was easily the most striking. Pro-Scott...

Chilcot Report WILL Criticise Key Players

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics

Sir John Chilcot has revealed that his long-awaited report into the Iraq War will criticise key figures involved in Britain’s decision to topple Sad...

Jeremy Corbyn's Passionate 2003 Anti-Iraq War Speech Reminds Us Where He's Always Stood

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

In 2003 Jeremy Corbyn gave a rousing speech to thousands of protesters at an anti-Iraq War rally in central London. The then-backbencher lambasted the...

When Is The Chilcot Report Due To Be Published?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

The long-awaited report into the UK's involvement in the Iraq War will finally see the light of day this week. What is the Chilcot Report? Sir John ...

When Is The Chilcot Report Due To Be Published?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

The long-awaited report into the UK's involvement in the Iraq War will finally see the light of day next week. What is the Chilcot Report? Sir John...

An Open Letter to Revolting Labour MPs

Tahir Nasser | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

Trials and tribulations often expose the real mettle and character of people. This last week, we have seen how Corbyn has stood firm against a sea of opposition, unrelenting, on his democratic principles. Take heed, revolting MPs - your opposition to him is drawing not only public ire upon yourself, but public approbation and support for him.