The UK has received a long-awaited indictment on the invasion of Iraq. It was started when diplomatic options have been exhausted.
The report was created about 7 years. It has 2.6 million words about the invasion of Iraq. The request was published after the statement of the Chairman of trial of John Chilcote in London on Wednesday.
Former civil servant said that the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein did not represent "a direct threat", when the US-led invasion was launched in March 2003.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, in turn, warned about the risks associated with regional instability and the rise of terrorism before the invasion of Iraq. Britain failed to appreciate the complexity of the administration of Iraq, and not devoted enough energy to appreciate the strategic importance of the countryside in the result of the invasion, he added.
While the legal basis for the war was "far from satisfactory," the request has not expressed a legal opinion about the invasion. The inquiry was commissioned in June 2009 as the successor to Blair, Gordon brown, under pressure from the public and Parliament.
The accused party has considered the escalation of the conflict and the bloody consequences of the disaster of war for the period from 2001 to 2009. It took more than seven years - longer than the war itself - with the final report to 12 volumes.
In response to sharp criticism, Blair said during a press conference on Wednesday that he took full responsibility for the decision to invade Iraq, and acknowledged the failures and mistakes of the mission.
"I Express deep regret and apologize" he said. "Evaluation of exploration, made in the beginning of the war proved wrong."
At the same time, Blair said that Iraq could be worse off if Saddam remained in power and turned the country into another Syria during the Arab spring. "The world, in my opinion, better off without Saddam Hussein," said Blair, insisting that the British military who lost their lives in the war did not die in vain.
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