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Although almost no one in the US is paying attention, a high-profile British inquiry into the legality of the US-UK invasion of Iraq is ongoing.

Tony Blair at George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch, shortly before the US-UK invasion of Iraq, 03/15/03. (photo: Reuters)
Tony Blair at George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch, shortly before the US-UK invasion of Iraq, 03/15/03. (photo: Reuters)

 

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+5 # Guest 2010-05-28 23:59
Official British inquiries are at best about "mistakes". Never about actual crime. Their goal is impunity for the perps.
Any serious inquiry would demand that the criminals explain why they kept on lying right up to the attack on Iraq? Why they brushed aside the opportunity for Hans Blix to take his team into Iraq and search totally without let or hindrance. If they'd really thought there were WMDs they'd have seized the chance to resource the inspectors and send them in.
The British know all about faking inquiries. They used the inquiry into the de Menezes execution to blather about bungles when it was no bungle to hold an unarmed man down and shoot seven rounds into his head. Name, rank and serial number of each actual criminal was protected by secrecy, which is an additional layer of impunity. Same with the Iraq aggression.
And there has never been a real inquiry into what happened in New York on September 11 2001.
 
 
+15 # Guest 2010-05-29 00:50
My Opinion:
No one is ''PAYING ATTENTION'' in America because the very few Global Corporations which now own and exploit almost all Media Enterprises in America do not find it in their 'Best Interest' to PAY ATTENTION to it.

After all, who gave The Global Corporate World more LIBERTY from Taxation and complete FREEDOM to run amok than BuSh-Cheney?

In any case, there is almost NO FREE PRESS IN AMERICA and certainly not one which could possibly Constitute anything resembling the Constitutionall y Mandated FREE PRESS Our Founders had in mind and America had before CONservatives deregulated media ownership rules.

Now, there is only Global Corporate owned and operated 'Press'-OR-Ther e is very CONservative Global Corporate owned and operated 'PRESS.'
Take your pick. Either one 'Shovels' newz you can barely use and hardly believe.

Welcome to Our New, CONServative-Cr eated CORPORATACRACY.
Its still BIG GOVERNMENT-- only very different... :-)
 
 
+9 # Guest 2010-05-29 02:35
The reality is if the present P.M. of Canada had been in power we probably would have been in Iraq committing the same crime as the others, but Thank God we were not as most people in Canada feel it was an invasion of a sovereign country by wanna be(s) History makers, or wanna haves meaning oil...The hundreds of thousands who were killed, including young military people is evidence of the shame of this atrocity.
 
 
+1 # Guest 2010-05-29 05:25
Canada is more luckier than you think. With the North and South Eastern USA in moral, economically, and financially decline, the mad rush for places like the warm weather US Southwest Hispanic is in full swing. These mad rush of bigots, racists, greedy white man/women are now making excuses and repressive laws to deny freedom and democracy to Hispanic and Mexican and Mexican American children, women and men. Mexicans are native to the Americas because they arrived here during the last ice age from China or Siberia. In an effort to deny the existance of the Hispanic Southwestern portion of the USA, History is now being re-writtened in Texas and in Arizona to exclude that knowledge from it's history books.

US History, after all, is nothing but a big lie and is taken at face value. Everything the US has has been taken at the point of a gun!

At least you Canadians are being spared that fate by your neighbor in the north.

But "be afraid, be very afraid!"
 
 
+4 # Guest 2010-05-29 06:38
You are so right Mr Somers. We were fortunate, as Canadians, fortunate that the prime minister at the time had the "guts" to stand to the US President and say no. I wonder at times what would have been the answer to the president by the present prime minister??? Asking the question is also to answer it. JLV
 
 
+11 # Guest 2010-05-29 04:17
None of the high level Bush admin will ever testify in any meaningful manner since they all are felons by any measure and are likley to plead the 5th or simply decline to offer any responses to questions.

They do not wish to spend a retirement in prison.
 
 
+2 # Guest 2010-05-31 05:15
Who would put any of the BuShies in Prison anyway in Our now very apparent, ''right-in-your -face''.., ''completely-ou t-in-the-open'' .., ''in-plain-sigh t''.., ''for-all-to-cl early-see-and-g aze-at''.., Corporate-Ameri ca Two Class System of Justice/Injusti ce for most of us --AND-- '''Please-Feel- Completely-Free -To-Pass-Go-Whi le-Collecting'' ' system of Nonsense for the Global Corporate Wealthy-Politic al-War-Mongerin g Class...???

Kind of a tongue twister for sure, but I couldn't write how I really feel about in here and get it approved.. :-D
 
 
+9 # Guest 2010-05-29 05:03
A thorough inquiry would need to look at why the Senate Intelligence Committee spoke of intentions to investigate the decision to invade, but never did. Talk to Senators Reid and Rockefeller about their frustrations over the way Senate Republicans stonewalled such attempts.
 
 
+10 # Guest 2010-05-29 05:10
The only way the USA and the American people will have justice if they get rid of the US supreme Court's 5 conservative on the bench now. These neo-con judges were selected by Republicans because they knew that if international war crimes were committed they would be protected.

Bear in mind that not only the international community is in danger of being attacked at any given moment and the smaller the less armed that particular country is, the better it is for the Dick Cheney's, The Bush family, Karl Roves and the Rumsfeld's, the Condoleeza Rice's (she only proves how even black people whose decendants were abused, murdered, mistreated and hanged in the US can be manipulated by greed) and the Republican's to attacked it. Any excuse will do.

Since the Reagan's years, the USA has lost it's sense of morality, decency, respect, economically, financially and it's place of honor at civilized nations conference tables.
 
 
+4 # Guest 2010-05-29 08:02
Did the British team strike out?
No, Kudo's to the British team and shame on the U.S.(NO)inquiry team. The British took the first step. Also, there have been hearings in Brussels, Belgium, Istanbul, Australia, Germany, etc. I don't think Hitler's Henchmen RSVP'd to an written invitation to their trial.

Perhaps we should skip the politicians and start a national referendum to a vote.
 
 
+4 # Guest 2010-05-29 08:04
When have criminals ever voluntarily cooperated with judicial inquiries? They are goung to protect themselves as much as possible. What i'm waiting for are the conclusions of the British inquiry and hopefully the prosecution of Blair for war crimes. That will put a lot of pressure on the American Department of Justice to finally do the right thing and prosecute American war criminals like Bush and Cheney.
 
 
+4 # Guest 2010-05-29 12:04
No one in the US is paying any attention because this is an "inquiry" with NO consequences. Those who could have instituted one with real consequences washed their hands off it at the very outset in the pursuit of "bipartisanship " and "looking forward."
 
 
+5 # Guest 2010-05-30 09:31
I still fail to understand Why they spent millions of tax payers dollars to investigate a president that had consensual sex in his own home (because when he was voted in, that was his home to live in for 4 yrs) but we can't spend a dime to bring an idiot to trial for war crimes or for that matter any of the illegal acts that he and Cheney committed while they were in office. Would someone please tell me why this is? Why can't we have another 'Trial at Nuremberg?'
 

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