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Hussein carried a threat at the time of the invasion – Britain

Хусейн не нес угрозы на момент вторжения, - БританияLondon, analyzed British participation in the Iraq war between 2001 and 2009.

The decision on the participation of Britain in the war in Iraq was rushed, based on erroneous data, and led to the failure of the campaign – such conclusions are contained in the report of the Commission under sir John of chilcote, made after years of investigation.

Sir John Chilcot, presenting on Wednesday in the London report, on which work began in 2009, said the grounds on which decisions were made about participation in the war in Iraq was “far from satisfactory”.

Unsatisfactory was the intelligence about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction; lack, according to the authors of the report, was international legal justification; was completely unsatisfactory and the degree of readiness of the British soldiers, military operations, and preparations for post-war reconstruction of Iraq.

“Iraq is not represented, as stated then, threats, and information about the alleged Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction was unchecked”, – stated in the report of chilcote.

Sir John Chilcot and members headed the Commission came to the conclusion that British Prime Minister Tony Blair, initially advocating the continuation of political pressure on Iraq through the UN, by 2002, was inclined to for the sake of the special relationship of Britain with the United States to support the determination of President George W. Bush to depose Saddam Hussein by force.

In the Commission’s report stated that the British government has underestimated the consequences of the invasion of Iraq and sent its troops into the country without the support of a majority of the members of the UN Security Council.

“Although the coalition has made displacement brutal regime that ignored the will of the United Nations and was seen as a threat to peace and security, it at the same time, failed to achieve the goals we set ourselves in the new Iraq. The US and Britain had to contend with serious instability in Iraq, compounded by religious and national schism. The lack of the rule of law undermined efforts at political, social and economic recovery,” the report says.

Blair himself said that he had acted from the best motives and for the sake of Britain.

“People can agree or disagree with my decision to launch military action against Saddam Hussein, but I took it with the best of intentions and with the belief that it serves the interests of our country,” said Tony Blair.

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