Chilcot fallout and what was not mentioned

The two chief findings of Sir John Chilcot’s enquiry team into the 2003 American-British invasion of Iraq were:

1. Tony Blair took the decision to support Bush alone without any Cabinet discussion and with only perfunctory support from the Foreign Secretary and the Attorney-General;

2. Both the generals of the British Army in Iraq and soldiers’ supplies from he Defence Department failed lamentably.

Whether Saddam Hussein was a monster or not is beside the point. The 9/11 Al Queda attack on the Twin Towers was also beside the point. What the invasion was about — as Powell, Greenspan and other eminent Americans have said since – is that it was about cancelling Hussein’s oil contracts — particularly with China and Russia — for its northern oilfields so that American-friendly oil majors could have a share.

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