Top British general calls for Blair impeachment over Iraq WMD intelligence

[JURIST] General Sir Michael Rose [Wikipedia profile], a retired British military leader and the former UN military commander in Bosnia, has said that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile; JURIST news archive] should be impeached for making the decision to go to war in Iraq based on flawed claims that the regime there possessed weapons of mass destruction. In a BBC radio interview [recorded audio; BBC report], Rose called for politicians to be held accountable, saying it would "prevent politicians treating quite so carelessly the subject of taking a country into war." A 2004 British report [text] pointed to serious flaws in the intelligence used to justify the war, but cleared Blair [JURIST report], citing no evidence of "deliberate distortion" of intelligence. AP has more.



 

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