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Tony Blair unrepentant as Chilcot gives crushing Iraq war verdict
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Tony Blair unrepentant as Chilcot gives crushing Iraq war verdict

by firstsource newsJuly 6, 2016

Sir John Chilcot delivers highly critical verdict on war but ex-PM says: ‘I believe we made the right decision’

A defiant defended his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 following the publication of a devastating report by Sir John Chilcot, which mauled the ex-prime minister’s reputation and said that at the time of the 2003 invasion Saddam Hussein “posed no imminent threat”.

Looking tired, his voice sometimes croaking with emotion, Blair described his decision to join the US attack as “the hardest, most momentous, most agonising decision I took in 10 years as British prime minister”.

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