The damned man: Blair scorched by Chilcot report

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July 6, 2016
Empire Burlesque
by Chris Floyd  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Surprised -- but glad -- to see how scathing the Chilcot Report turned out to be. It's not a criminal indictment, but already, just the bullet points from Chilcot's press conference are highly damning of Blair as a leader: rushing headlong into a totally unnecessary war, with very dubious legal backing, ignoring reports on the likely consequences of the invasion, bowing to belligerent US wishes at every turn, showing incredible disregard for the soldiers he was sending in to occupy a country (and for the innocent civilians of that country, who, Chilcot notes, died in vast numbers) and knowingly exaggerating murky intelligence to justify the unnecessary campaign. All of these points are now thoroughly established and can't be disputed, whatever else one might say about Blair's motives or moral turpitude or criminal responsibility." (07/06/16)

http://www.chris-floyd.com/home/articles/the-damned-man-blair-scorched-by-chilcot-report-06072016.html  

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