Chilcot

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The Chilcot report will, I suspect, be the most important news today.

This blog is not about foreign affairs but let me be clear that I was never convinced by any case made for war in Iraq.

Whether or not Tony Blair lied we cannot know. I rather suspect Lord Butler got it right when he said Blair convinced himself, and so could not have lied. But in that case the charge is even bigger, which is a hopeless lack of judgement with, quite literally, fatal consequences.

Either way then whatever Chilcot says I will forever hold Tony Blair responsible for this disastrous war, and all that followed in Iraq, the U.K., our armed forces, for so many families and the body politic.

I am not sure what in 2.6 million words will ever change my opinion on that.