Britain’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was “unsatisfactory” from a legal point of view and based on “lack of intelligence”, says the report of the official investigation released today.
Presenting the results of seven years ‘ work of the Lord John Chilcot, who led the Commission of inquiry stated that the government of Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq, although the possibilities of peaceful settlement have been exhausted.
The investigation also concluded that “assessment of the seriousness of the threat posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, was presented with undue confidence in its accuracy.
Chilcot also accused the Blair government that it had underestimated the consequences of the invasion, despite the “clear warning” and preparation and planning for the reconstruction of Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was “inadequate”.
In the words of chilcote, it was about following the invasion of internal conflicts in Iraq, Iran’s interference, pursuing their interests, increase regional tensions and using the difficult situation in the country by international terrorist organizations.
In the end, concluded Chilcot, the government are unable to perform the tasks.
Investigation into the actions of the British government during the preparation and conduct of the invasion of Iraq was initiated in 2009 by the government of Gordon brown.
During the military operation in Iraq, which lasted from 2003 to 2011, killed 179 British troops. US losses amounted to 4491 people were killed.