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IN Celebrities ON 07 Jul, 2016
After unnecessarily committing to war 13 years ago and deploying the British military to Iraq despite protests and questionable legality, Tony Blair was accused as the world's worst terrorist by the bereaved families of many people who were killed in Iraq.
A detailed investigative report of the Iraq Inquiry exposed that Britain committed to war against Iraq based on "flawed intelligence".
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He said, "peaceful options were not exhausted before committing to war". Ultimately, "there was no immediate threat from [then Iraq president] Saddam Hussein."
At least 179 British soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed during the war.
He is also accused to have fabricated facts as the ex-Secretary of State of Bush, Colin Powell's memo to the President were discovered. It stated that Blair is likely to suggest ideas on how to "make a credible public case on current Iraqi threats to international peace" to woo his cabinet who were unconvinced of the proposed military action.
And that his mistake was only in the "planning and process" following the military invasion.
This "Million people march" took place in the streets of London and was recorded as the UK's biggest demonstration. Moreover, there were protests in 60 countries to stop the war in Iraq.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed during the war yet, Rushdi said, "what happened in 2003, [put] us in a position that Iraqis must take the blame of what happened in 2003" which is unjust.
The examination of the Iraq Inquiry required classified materials which caused the delays in the publication.
After the release of the 2.6 million-word report of Iraq Inquiry, families of war victims decided to take legal actions against the former UK Prime Minister.