While we welcome the publication today of the Chilcot Inquiry's report, there was never any question that Tony Blair was a key accomplice in the launching of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
To encourage the new moves in Parliament to impeach Blair and to pursue his prosecution, click here.
(Yes, impeachment can still impose penalties as well as condemnation even when the person impeached is out of office.)
We need this precedent in order to advance the principle of accountability as well for the U.S. architects of the massive crime of the Iraq War.
We need the world to speak as one. Click to add your name!
We need these steps toward truth and reconciliation if the United States and NATO nations are ever to shake the war habit.
Blair was advised by his top legal official that attacking Iraq would be illegal, but it still would have been illegal had he not been so advised.
Blair was advised by his top "intelligence" official that the U.S. was lying about the war, but the war would still have been illegal even had all the lies been true.
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By the most scientifically respected measures available, the war killed 1.4 million Iraqis, saw 4.2 million injured, and 4.5 million people have become refugees. The 1.4 million dead were 5% of the population. The invasion included 29,200 air strikes.
An Iraqi who helped topple a statue of Saddam Hussein in 2003 echoed majority Iraqi opinion this week when he said he'd rather have Hussein back than continue with the catastrophe that the U.S.-led war created.
The U.S. and its allies targeted civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances. They used cluster bombs, white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new kind of napalm in urban areas. Birth defects, cancer rates, and infant mortality have soared. Water supplies, sewage treatment plants, hospitals, bridges, and electricity supplies were devastated, and not repaired.
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For years, the occupying forces encouraged ethnic and sectarian division and violence, resulting in a segregated country and repression greater even than under Hussein's brutal police state. Terrorist groups, including one that took the name ISIS, arose and flourished.
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