This is a must-read article from the Independent. It reports that Tony Blair will not be put on trial for war crimes but British soldiers could be, citing prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. Ahead of the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot report on Wednesday, lawyers at the court have ruled out prosecuting the former prime minister for war crimes because it says the decision to go to war is outside its remit.
The long-awaited Chilcot report is expected to keep world opinion focused on the UK.
With Blair strongly critical of Jeremy Corbyn in his recent op-ed in the NYT, we can probably expect a populist backlash against Blair in the coming weeks.
It is possible that the Chilcot report will embarrass the US government ahead of the presidential election.