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Friday, 29 January 2010

What I would ask Tony Blair if at the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry

Today will be a pivotal day in British politics when former Prime Minister Tony Blair faces Sir John Chilcot at the Iraq Inquiry, although as we now know, he has been economical with the truth before, will he do so once again.

However, that aside the Iraq Inquiry has to ask him some key questions and if I were there, I would ask the following of Tony Blair, in no particular order;

1. Why were you so determined to invade Iraq?

2. In your own mind, what was the threat that you made the final decision to attack based on?

3. Why did you and your team creat the 45 minutes weapons of mass destruction argument?

4. Why did you ignore the legal advice given?

5. How instrumental were you in the change of advice from the Attorney General?

6. Was Saddam Hussein as big a threat as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

7. Wasn't the unrest in Afghanistan and Pakistan a greater threat to the UK than that of Saddam Hussein's regime?

8. Why did you and your fellow Ministers give Liberal Democrat MPs such a hard time, given they are completely vindicated now and were perfectly entitled to hold a different view?

9. Which of your actions from the time do you regret now?

10. What would you do differently if you had the chance to do it all again?

11. Do you agree with the view of the current government in witholding crucial papers from the time?

12. What were your reasons for ignoring the United Nations?

I am sure there would be supplementary questions, and I am sure I could come up with more but they are the ones that I have often thought about over the time.

Let us hope that tomorrow sees some complete honesty, as others have before him, I won't hold my breath though - there's an election in 98 days.

1 comment:

Martin Veart said...

My starter for 10:

I don't care what you believed Mr Blair. What did you really know about Iraq?

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