This video from Britain says about itself:
6 July 2016
By Steve Sweeney in Britain:
Blair branded a liar
Friday 7th July 2017
After eight years Chilcot finally says Blair wasn’t ‘straight with the nation’
Though carefully worded, Mr Chilcot’s admission appears to tacity accept the charge leveled by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC) and others that Mr Blair launched the bloody invasion on false pretences.
Asked whether Mr Blair had been truthful to him and the public, Mr Chilcot responded: “Can I slightly reword that to say I think any prime minister taking a country into war has got to be straight with the nation and carry it, so far as possible, with him or her.
“I don’t believe that was the case in the Iraq instance.”
A district judge ruled against a private case being brought against Mr Blair last November, claiming he had immunity from prosecution.
But the Royal Courts of Justice is now hearing a case seeking to overturn that decision, which is being brought by former Iraqi army chief of staff Gen Abdul-Wahid Shannan ar-Ribat, who is now living in exile. If successful it could see Mr Blair tried for war crimes.
The Chilcot Inquiry took an agonising seven years before it was published amid accusations that it would be an Establishment whitewash.
It found that the executed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein posed “no imminent threat” at the time of the invasion and said the case for the war was based on “flawed intelligence”.
Yet this information, lifted from the so-called “dodgy dossier” designed to “sex-up” the case for war, was in direct conflict with UN weapons inspectors who said there was no evidence of WMDs in Iraq.
Despite this, MPs voted in favour of going to war without a United Nations security council resolution, a move which many have said made the invasion of Iraq illegal.
“We have got to think very carefully as a country what has happened since the Iraq war and the consequences that flowed from what I believe was a catastrophically wrong decision in 2003,” he added.
StWC national convener Lindsey German told the Star: “Why has it taken eight years for Chilcot to let us know this? And why is Blair still allowed to walk free when this is such common knowledge?
“A million have died in Iraq. When are all these people going to get justice?”