Could Tony Blair be put on trial for his role in the Iraq War?

July 7, 2016 5:04 AM

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Could Tony Blair be put on trial for his role in the Iraq War?

Britain's long-awaited Chilcot inquiry paints a poor picture of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision-making process in the run-up to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Although the report has few outright surprises, its remarkable heft — 2.6 million words — makes it extremely comprehensive, and many observers have been surprised at how openly damning it is of Blair.

Now, many critics of Blair are asking a couple of simple questions: Do his alleged misdeeds ahead of the 2003 invasion rise to the level of illegality? Could the once-lauded leader of Britain find himself on trial? The Iraq War certainly seems to have tarnished Blair's reputation in the court of pub...

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