Monday, 31 May 2010

UK Defence Chiefs Gag Damning Iraq Invasion Findings

The study, by Lt Gen Chris Brown, was commissioned in the light of mounting evidence of the failure to prepare properly for the invasion and its consequences.

Former senior military officers and defence officials have already described their anger and frustration about the failures in damning testimony to the Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq invasion. One of the inquiry's key objectives is to spell out the lessons that should be learned from what is widely regarded in Whitehall as an ill-conceived operation of dubious legality and, in foreign policy terms, a disaster comparable to the 1956 Suez crisis.

If the study revealed the invasion of Iraq to be a War Crime then that'd be good reason for covering it up. I don't think the report here deals simply with mere incompetence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2010.]

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