Wednesday, 6 July 2016
The Chilcott Report - 6th July 2016
• Was it right and necessary to invade Iraq in March 2003?
• Could the UK, and should the UK, have been better prepared for what followed?
The Chilcott Report concluded:
• That the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort.
• The judgements about the severity of the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction – WMD – were presented with a certainty that was not justified.
• Despite explicit warnings, the consequences of the invasion were underestimated. The planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.
• The Government failed to achieve its stated objectives.
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The Chillcott Report - 6th July 2016