Iraq’s grim lessons | The Economist

Tony Blair and then-U.S. President George W. B...

Tony Blair and then-U.S. President George W. Bush both introduced rafts of new security legislation as a reaction to terrorism after the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Iraq War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this excellent review of the Chilcot Report and Tony Blair’s response, the Economist concludes that the official inquiry into the war delivers a scathing verdict on its planning, execution and aftermath.

Source: Iraq’s grim lessons | The Economist

This is a balanced and objective report with an excellent schematic tracing the history of keys events right up to date.

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Chilcot Report: How Tony Blair Sold the War – Carne Ross – Op-ed – The New York Times

This is an excellent op-ed published in the NYT by Carne Ross a former British diplomat who resigned in 2004 after giving then-secret evidence to a British inquiry into the war. Ross claims that the Chilcot Report condemns Britain’s reckless warmongers, yet omits the true cost — Iraq’s unnumbered dead.

Source: Chilcot Report: How Tony Blair Sold the War – The New York Times

Ross takes us through the evidence and conclusions with personal insights from direct involvement.

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