July 7, 2016    1 minute read

Tony Blair Expresses “Sorrow, Regret And Apology” Over The Iraq War

   July 7, 2016    1 minute read

Tony Blair Expresses “Sorrow, Regret And Apology” Over The Iraq War

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken responsibility for going to war in Iraq after an inquiry found that the armed conflict was not the last resort and that peaceful options had not been exhausted.

Trader’s Remarks: The UK went to war against Iraq in 2003, in coalition with the US, Canada, Australia and Poland. Some 160,000 troops were deployed, with 28,000 of which were British with the mission “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.” The investigation found that there was no imminent threat from Saddam Hussein, that the danger of Iraq’s mass destruction weapons was exaggerated and that the British government failed its objectives related to the conflict.

What to watch: Tony Blair, Iraq, Saddam Hussein

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