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Chilcot leading to what?

Chilcot is a ticking time bomb, dormant for the moment, but still primed to explode within a few months.   And then what?

Three central issues arise out of Chilcot.   The first is what happens if in accordance with the known facts the inquiry concludes that Tony Blair committed without consultation to a war in Iraq 11 months before the invasion, played down intelligence briefings that evidence of Saddam’s WMD was sporadic and patchy, invented or inflated claims to show that the threat was much greater than he knew it to be, and tried to prevent the Attorney General’s judgement reaching the Cabinet that the war was illegal without a second UN resolution and then leant on him to change his mind?

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