The Prime Minister has admitted that Britain’s participation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost UK taxpayers over £18billion. He told the Iraq Inquiry that invading Iraq was “the right decision and made for the right reasons".
Iraq is heading towards the much-anticipated 7 March 2010 legislative elections. Harry Hagopian asks whether these will augur another fresh start for the country, or will it simply be a simulation of an old failure?
Christian Peacemaker Teams has released a new report detailing the destruction of northern Iraqi village life by Turkish and Iranian attacks over the past two years. It is calling for an end to these abuses.
The war in Iraq has been largely unsuccessful, according to nearly two-thirds (63%) of the British public. A new poll has revealed that only just over a quarter (29%) of voters regard the war as largely a success.
Tony Blair has struggled to avoid tough questions about the legalities of his decision to invade Iraq. Speaking at the Iraq Inquiry, he said that the Attorney General's last-minute change of mind was legally sufficient.
Demonstrators outside the Iraq War Inquiry have said that they will try to arrest Tony Blair for war crimes when he leaves the building later today. Blair will be questioned on the legality of the war this afternoon.
The former British prime minister, Tony Blair, avoided the media by sneaking in early to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war this morning. He used the back entrance. Ekklesia's reporter Symon Hill went in at the front.