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Iraq War Inquiry
« on: July 30, 2010, 12:28:03 PM »
A reboot with this story

Iraq intelligence 'not very substantial' says Prescott

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The intelligence on Iraq's weapons threat was not "very substantial", former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has said.

He told the Iraq inquiry he was "nervous" about the intelligence being presented in 2002 - some of which he said was based on "tittle-tattle".

However, he said he did not have the knowledge to challenge the assessments.

Nevertheless, he defended the military action taken as "legal" and said he would take the same decision again.

Lord Prescott, deputy prime minister between 1997 and 2007, is the last senior former Labour minister to be giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the war.


Now, to be fair to the fat bastard I don't recall him actually being a big rabble rouser during the time, but still I wonder how many other things he makes decisions on without enough evidence?

Oh, and obviously he is a big, fat liar.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 12:31:18 PM »
Chilcot committee to visit Iraq

Nice little jaunt for them.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 12:44:47 PM »
I've stickied this as it's still got legs as yet, and will probably have a hangover for some time.

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 12:48:54 PM »
Diplomat claims his Iraq inquiry evidence was 'blocked'

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The Foreign Office (FO) has declined to comment on claims by a former diplomat that it blocked key parts of his testimony to the Iraq inquiry.

Carne Ross, the UK's Iraq expert at the UN from 1997-2002, said the FO withheld documents he requested, and warned him not to refer to a key memo.

He told the Observer newspaper that he was subjected to a form of "subtle intimidation".

The FO said "we are not going to comment on what witnesses have said".

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 12:51:55 PM »
Iraq inquiry: Army 'almost seized up' in 2006

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Troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan created the "perfect storm" for an overstretched army, a former Army chief has told the Iraq inquiry.

Gen Sir Richard Dannatt said the Ministry of Defence's projections of required troop commitments differed from Army estimates.

He said the Army had come close to "seizing up" in 2006.

Gen Sir Mike Jackson told the inquiry there were too few troops to cope with the aftermath of the invasion.

Gen Dannatt, who became Chief of the General Staff in August 2006, said the Army had a chart showing the projected fall of force levels in Iraq with the projected rise in force levels in Afghanistan from the MoD's point of view.


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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 12:59:19 PM »

Oh, and obviously he is a big, fat liar.

You're one big fat liar your lordship

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 10:22:54 PM »
One day I`ll stick my big fat two tuppence worth into all this but really  & honestly I can`t be arsed right now other than to say, like it or not, war is still big business, you`ve just got to decide what you`re in it for.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 10:56:15 PM »
$9.1 billion of Iraqi money it would appear so far...

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 02:21:24 PM »
Chilcot committee to visit Iraq

Nice little jaunt for them.


I trust they'll go for a Sunday afternoon stroll around Fallujah in that case.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 12:29:10 PM »
Fort Carson soldiers' killing spree after Iraq combat

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Seventeen US soldiers from a Colorado military base who mostly served in Iraq have been linked to violent killings and attempted killings since their return to US soil. Three of them came from one platoon - highlighting how a generation of American soldiers are struggling to cope with life after military service.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 03:24:57 PM »
Iraq 'independent' as the US combat operation ends

Operation Clusterfuck - End of Phase 1.

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Re: Iraq War Inquiry
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 12:22:32 PM »
I see Blair is off again with his 'couldn't have predicted' the Iraq scenario that unfolded, despite that being one of the key anti-war arguements against it.

Operation Clusterfuck Part 2: It weren't us guv, it was those stinking muslims that fucked things up so bad.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 04:49:01 PM »
Shoes and Eggs thrown at Blair in Dublin!!!!

It make me ashamed that he is treated like a Princess in london!  If only Andrew Marr had only removed his left Brogue and pounded Blair to the ground with it, the BBC would have had a Sunday Morning interview worth watching.

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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 01:00:30 AM »
I see Blair is off again with his 'couldn't have predicted' the Iraq scenario that unfolded, despite that being one of the key anti-war arguements against it.

...and given the breadth of documentation he was directly provided with outlining that fact it's a wonder why the, no doubt carefully vetted, journalists allowed to interview him don't raise that point. This lying, mass murdering c**nts opinion would not be sought in a proper court of law - instead he's permitted to continue uttering his lies and, thankfully, some aren't buying it :)   

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 01:18:55 AM »
If only Andrew Marr had only removed his left Brogue and pounded Blair to the ground with it, the BBC would have had a Sunday Morning interview worth watching.

Marr should've opened with some light hearted easy questions such as:

a) Given the wealth of evidence to back events should Gilligan and Dyke be reinstated? After all a quick comparison between the number of claimed WMD found versus the numbers of dead Iraqi children as a result of those claims does somewhat bear out a claim of 'sexed up'.
b) After the emasculation of the BBC for political ends and in order to suppress investigative freedom into an alleged murder should the licence fee be reduced or increased?
c) Under the UN charter, particularly Article 7 Chapter 51, what sanctions for aggressive warmongering would he feel would be suitable for the UK? Bearing in mind that Iran, in comparison to the UK, have done just about fuck all in comparison?
d) In what service do repeated whitewash investigations into his actions, up to and including him colluding with the then Chancellor in order to best orchestrate and present such proceedings as valid, assist our democracy?

Of course before we got to the really good stuff any such journalist would very quickly find himself 'dead in the woods' - a common metaphorical phrase widely used amongst UK WMD experts ;) Interestingly enough the recent release of documents appear to be leaving Chilcot looking even more ineffectual and thoroughly behind events ;D