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U.K. Iraq Inquiry Criticizes Blair, Spies Over War Failures – Bloomberg

July 06
14:16 2016

Britain’s involvement in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was a failure, carried out before peaceful options had been exhausted and based on intelligence that was overstated, an official inquiry concluded.

The investigation into the build up to war, its execution and aftermath is highly critical of government ministers, the intelligence services and the military. But the biggest impact of the report, published Wednesday by former civil servant John Chilcot, will be on the reputation of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, the man responsible for committing British troops.

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