Long-awaited British inquiry into Iraq war finds failure at multiple levels

July 6, 2016 10:35 AM

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Long-awaited British inquiry into Iraq war finds failure at multiple levels

LONDON — A sweeping, multi-year inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war delivered a scathing assessment Wednesday, with investigators blaming the country’s political, military and intelligence leadership for a conflict that could have been avoided and that ended “a very long way from success.”

The findings by a team of British investigators are the culmination of seven years of work in which they were given nearly unfettered access to British documents and witnesses.

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