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Rennie: Iraq report "shines a bright light on this dark period"

July 6, 2016 2:44 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Speaking in response to the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot Report, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP said, "This thorough report shines a bright light on this dark period of our country's impact on the world. With the praise from victims' families, Sir John Chilcot shows the utter failure of Tony Blair's government in decision making, preparation and execution of the Iraq War.

"When Charles Kennedy led opposition to the conflict he did so based on analysis of the evidence with a considerable degree of caution. Perhaps if Tony Blair and his government had adopted the same analysis and caution then we may not have seen the failure that was the Iraq war."