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Blair to be quizzed in Iraq war inquiry (but it’ll be in secret and won’t report until after election)

Posted By admin On June 16, 2009 @ 10:56 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tony Blair is set to be quizzed as part of an inquiry into the Iraq War announced by his successor Gordon Brown.

The former Prime Minister, who led Britain to war, said that if asked he would ‘of course’ appear before the panel.

But Mr Brown has been accused of an ‘Establishment stitch-up’ after announcing the inquiry will meet in secret and blame no one.

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It will also have no legal powers to demand documents, compel anyone to attend or require witnesses to swear an oath.

And since it will take at least a year to conduct, the findings will come out safely beyond the date of the next General Election.

Opponents said his announcement revealed the hollowness of his repeated pledges to open up the political system and rebuild trust in democracy.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1193167/Transparency-What-joke-Iraq-war-inquiry-sit-secret-power-apportion-blame--oh-yes-wont-report-election.html

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[3] Blair Iraq inquiry appearance ‘waste of time’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blair-iraq-inquiry-appearance-waste-of-time.html

[4] Tony Blair attacks Iraq Inquiry as part of Britain’s ‘obsession with conspiracy theories’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tony-blair-attacks-iraq-inquiry-as-part-of-britains-obsession-with-conspiracy-theories.html

[5] ‘You’re a liar and murderer’: Blair booed after telling Iraq inquiry he has no regrets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/youre-a-liar-and-murderer-blair-booed-after-telling-iraq-inquiry-he-has-no-regrets.html

[6] Call for Brown to face fresh grilling by Iraq inquiry over ‘discrepancies’ with evidence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/call-for-brown-to-face-fresh-grilling-by-iraq-inquiry-over-discrepancies-with-evidence.html

[7] Gordon Brown to announce Iraq War inquiry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gordon-brown-to-announce-iraq-war-inquiry.html

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