“Tony Blair wasn't straight with nation over Iraq war”

Jul 06, 2017, 8:12 AM EDT
Chilcot’s report concluded that Iraq invasion was based on flawed intelligence.
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Sir John Chilcot, who heads a public inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, has for the first time publicly accused the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair of not being “straight” with the nation, describing the leader as a master of persuasion.   

Chilcot’s report, published in July last year, concluded that the invasion of Iraq was based on flawed intelligence and that the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was not an “imminent threat,” writes The Guardian.

The remarks came amid reports that a former chief-of-staff of the Iraqi army plans to bring a private prosecution against Blair, notes The Telegraph.