Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UK troops 'will end Iraq mission next year'.

At last it's official. Brown stood next to Maliki and stated:

"The role played by the UK combat forces is drawing to a close. These forces will have completed their tasks in the first half of 2009 and will then leave Iraq."
And with those words he draws to a close the most disastrous UK military misadventure since Suez, although the argument could be made that Iraq was an even more serious blunder than Suez was.

Now can we have an inquiry into how we got into this war in the first place?

Every Labour government since 2003 have hidden behind the claim that it would be inappropriate to have an inquiry whilst our soldiers remained in danger.

With that excuse out of the way early next year it really will be time to, at last, look at the mendacious lies which were used, the cherry picking of the intelligence, and the various threats and subterfuges Blair and others employed to con this country into a war which should never have been waged.

Personally, I would like to see him jailed for what he did. But, barring that, a good start would be to finally get some answers on who knew what regarding the non existent threat we faced from Saddam.

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