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Iraq enquiry - UK had 'put measures in place to protect American interests. Watch

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    Time to have a discussion.
    read:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...aq-war-inquiry

    What American interests were being protected? Why were the letters between George Bush and Tony Blair before the war only referred to and not published ( the inquiry was refused permission)?

    Discuss.
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    Because if we start chucking all their secrets into the public dormain they will likely stop sharing intelligence with us.
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    True. This reveals that there are things that the USA and UK don't want the public to know, but it is in the public's interest because the public would want to know where the taxpayer's money went, and what was the reason behind the deaths of people's sons serving in Iraq (i.e was there a genuine reason/accurate intelligence?). Some people would say no because there were no WMDs found, and the invasion itself violated UN regulations. Some would say yes because of how Saddam treated his own people, and argue that he was a threat to the world. If the answer is no, senior officials have got the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people on their conscience. If the answer is yes, surely the deaths of every soldier and innocent person in the invasion + aftermath can be justified, as the actions taken by the west were for the better. Does this new information mean that there will be a new inquiry? What do we think? (I'm neutral btw)
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    no suprise really...
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    They have something to hide....
 
 
 
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