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