Families of some of the 179 British soldiers killed in Iraq have joined peace protesters outside the Iraq war inquiry, as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces questiones as to the reasons why the UK went to war in Iraq in 2003.
The decision to send 45,000 British troops to invade Iraq was the most controversial of Blair’s 10-years in Downing Street.
The inquiry is to focus on the public justification the government gave for war. most notably the “intelligence” that “established beyond doubt” that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons have ever been found.
Those protesting want Blair to be considered a war criminal.