They arrive dressed carefully in order to calmly present their information to the Chilcot inquiry which seeks to uncover the truth about how the United Kingdom wound up fighting in Iraq. They arrive, diplomats, generals, bureaucrats, Cabinet members and spooks from secret agencies, they arrive with new versions as to what happened during the eventful days of January to March in 2003. They reveal secret discussions which took place, they sigh and recall words of caution offered and heads shaken in vigorous dissent because the sounds of dogs of war echoed down the corridors of power.
The are virtually in agreement that former Prime Minister Tony Blair knew–before giving his OK to the invasion-that no WMD were present in Iraq and that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. As General Robert Frye noted, “neither the nation, nor Parliament, nor even the Cabinet were unified on the war.” But, Tony Blair preferred being the lap dog of George Bush rather than the leader of Great Britain. The words of fear expressed towards Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003 were a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing but lies.