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Iraq War Excuses and Blame-Shifting at UK’s Chilcot Inquiry

Alex Constantine - April 1, 2015

Also see: Watch Tony Blair dodge questions over Chilcot Inquiry in Davos

Clash of interests on the Chilcot panel -- re: Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King’s College London: "Sir Lawrence Freedman was appointed Privy Councilor as Adviser to PM Tony Blair on Foreign Affairs, in the period from 1997-2007.  He has also formed a company with the MOD to train the military and businesses in military strategy.  I contend that these  positions are incompatible with his membership of the Chilcot Inquiry."

Misdirection at the Chilcot Inquiry

The Inquiry shows us that when asked a difficult question there is nearly always a way to deflect responsibility.

“Determination in a single instance is an expression of courage; if it becomes characteristic, a mental habit. But here we are referring not to physical courage but the courage to accept responsibility.”

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