Media release: long-overdue Chilcot report due on Wednesday in UK, calls for similar process in Australia
Australians for War Powers Reform (AWPR) will this week welcome the release of Sir John Chilcot’s long-delayed report on Britain’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The report will examine the way decisions were made, the actions taken, and the lessons to be learned.
Six years in preparation, it is based on interviews with more than 150 witnesses, some of whose statements were reduced to ‘gists’. Some of the 150 000 documents it uses had to be declassified, and others were restrained by ‘national security’ concerns.
Information already available indicates that Chilcot will reveal that Tony Blair’s decision for …Read More