Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tony Blair sexes down the Chilcott report


The Chilcott Inquiry in the British 

media

The following is a selection of Britain's main newspapers

Firstly the official BBC that is preently beating wardrums along with the Guardian






The Daily Mail and the Independent were the only two newspapers that took a consistently anti-war line back in 2003-4


Grovelling Blair's voice cracks as he finally says sorry for Iraq War after devastating Chilcot report - but he STILL defiantly insists 'there were no lies' and 'I would take the same decision again' 

  • Tony Blair apologises for the bloody consequences of Iraq War but refuses to say sorry for initial invasion in 2003
  • In defiant display of self-defence he says he would 'take the same decision' if presented with same intelligence
  • Former PM attempts to shift the blame by saying the intelligence was not his responsibility at speech 
  • Claims Chilcot report vindicated his insistence that the intelligence was 'not falsified' and he didn't lie to Parliament
  • But he accepts intelligence had since turned out to be wrong and had led to an aftermath that was 'more hostile, protracted and bloody than ever we imagined'
  • Blair insists it was still 'better to remove Saddam Hussein' from power and decision was taken 'in good faith'
  • His reputation was savaged by Sir John Chilcot in long-awaited publication of Iraq Inquiry today  
  • Ex foreign secretary Jack Straw echoes Blair in saying he would take same decision if presented with same intel



Tony Blair's spin unspun: how his claims compare with the Chilcot report



    Andy McSmith on the former Prime Minister's press conference in the wake of the release of the Chilcot report

    A haggard-looking Tony Blair spent two hours struggling to rescue his reputation from the ruins of Iraq. In his protracted press conference, the former Prime Minister expressed sorrow for the British soldiers killed or maimed after the invasion of March 2003 and offered an apology – but insisted that the world was a better place for the removal of the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, and the Chilcot report proved he had acted in good faith.


    Britain's most reprehensible newspaper, Murdoch's 'the Sun' presents Tony Blair in a favourable light

    The liberal "left" Guardian that is foremost now in beating the war drums against Russia and Syria


    Sir John Chilcot delivers highly critical verdict on Iraq war but ex-PM says: ‘I believe we made the right decision’


    This was not the confident Tony Blair of old, with the cherubic grin and casual self-confidence. The former Prime Minister seemed to be emotionally on edge. His voice sometimes appeared to be almost cracking. He was defending something that is very hard to defend, and presenting a version of the story that did not always fit well with reality, or with the findings of yesterday’s report.




    Chilcot report: Tony Blair says he would do the same again as Iraq Inquirysays war went 'badly wrong'


    Tony Blair insisted he would “take the same decision” again in leading Britain to war in Iraq, after a seven-year inquiry concluded the conflict had been unnecessary and went “badly wrong”.


    The former prime minister expressed his “sorrow, regret and apology” for the “failures” in Iraq, where 179 British personnel died, but said he “stood by” his chosen path.



    "If I was back in the same place with the same information, I would take the same decision,” he said. “I can look not just at the families of this country, but the nation in the eye, and say I did not mislead this country. I made the decision in good faith on the information I had at the time.”

    Channel 4 News

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