July 6, 2016

Hey, Republicans. You want to investigate something? How about you hold hearings to see if the United States of America was lied into the Iraq war by the Bush administration.

Any conscious person knows the answer to that, but this would seem a much wiser use of House resources instead of conducting yet another Benghazi hearing.

Since Trump is always attacking the Iraq war also, maybe the press corp could ask him if he'd be open to calling for an investigation? Maybe appoint a special prosecutor?

The British conducted such a hearing called the Iraq Inquiry, and concluded that the then Prime Minister Tony Blair helped lie them into the Iraq war.

On Wednesday, the Iraq Inquiry—also known as the Chilcot Commission—published its seven-years-in-the-making report examining the events leading up to the Iraq War launched in 2003. The inquiry concludes that then-Prime Minister Tony Blair ignored more peaceful options and relied on flawed intelligence to make the decision to go to war with President George Bush. The report notes that Blair made a public case for war based on false and exaggerated statements and that he inadequately prepared for what would come after the invasion. It also says that the negative consequences of the military action—such as an increase in terrorism—were presented to Blair prior to the invasion...read on

At first I thought Blair's words to Bush were, "I will be with you, forever," but that wasn't the case even though that was the end result.

This validates all those Brits who called Blair, Bush's lap dog.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, just apologized to the people of England as well.

So I now apologize sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003.

That apology is owed first of all to the people of Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost and the country is still living with the devastating consequences of the war and the forces it unleashed.

They have paid the greatest price for the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years.

The apology is also owed to the families of those soldiers who died in Iraq or who have returned home injured or incapacitated.

They did their duty but it was in a conflict they should never have been sent to.

Finally, it is an apology to the millions of British citizens who feel our democracy was traduced and undermined by the way in which the decision to go to war was taken on the basic of secret ‘I will be with you, whatever’ understandings given to the US president that have now been publicly exposed.

What a great sight it would be to see Dick Cheney being forced to answer for his actions.

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