Sunday, July 10, 2016

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War (from @Truthdig)

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War (from @Truthdig): While the United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the war confirmed information that many who opposed it already knew or suspected, its critical importance should not be underestimated.
- 2016/07/09

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Tim Nolan said...

Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers whose actions in a given week are worth celebrating.

“Tony Blair broke politics,” wrote The Guardian reporter Anne Perkins after the long-awaited Chilcot Report on the Iraq War was released Wednesday.

The report is more than 6,000 pages, contains more than 2.5 million words, cost 10 million pounds ($12.9 million) and took seven years to write and publish. The investigation was led by Sir John Chilcot, who introduced the report Wednesday by saying that he and his team concluded that the U.K. decided to go to war before peaceful options were “exhausted” and that the information surrounding Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction was “presented with a certainty that was not justified.”

The Guardian summarized some of the report’s most important points in the following list: