Thursday, July 30, 2009

Britain's Iraq War Inquiry -- News Roundup July 30, 2009

Britain Initiates Iraq War Inquiry -- Washington Post

Ex-Prime Minister Blair Is Set to Testify.

LONDON, July 30 -- Britain launched an independent inquiry into its role in the Iraq war Thursday, with the panel's chairman confirming that former prime minister Tony Blair will be among the witnesses and that it would not "shy away from making criticism."

John Chilcot said at a news conference that the panel would scrutinize the period from 2001 until the present, making its investigation Britain's widest-ranging inquiry yet into the Iraq war.

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More News On Britain's Iraq War Inquiry

Iraq war inquiry starts in Britain -- Euronews
British probe into Iraq war to open -- AFP
Britain begins Iraq war inquiry -- AP
Blair to be called before UK inquiry to Iraq war -- CNN
Will Iraq probe worry ministers? -- BBC
Blair will be called up to testify before Iraq inquiry -- Scotsman
How Iraq inquiry will work: 'Oral witness testimony is crucial' -- The Guardian
Profile: Sir John Chilcot -- The Guardian
Initial report of Iraq war inquiry is unlikely before general election -- Times Online
Opposition anger over 2011 date for Iraq war report -- The Guardian

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