Whatever it takes: A chronicle of failure and deceit in the Chilcot Report by Ross McKibbin

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March 2017, no. 389

Whatever it takes: A chronicle of failure and deceit in the Chilcot Report by Ross McKibbin

Reviewed by
March 2017, no. 389

The publication of the much-delayed Chilcot Report on the origins and consequences of Britain’s participation in the Iraq war has had its resonances, but they would have been more profound had it been published two or three years ago. It is hard on John Chilcot that his Report has had to compete in the public mind with Brexit and Donald Trump. Furthermore, in a general sense, most people had already made up their minds about the Iraq war.

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