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Daily Record
Family of murder victim hit out over delays in 'killer''s extradition caseto be living in Manchester. Since extradition proceedings began, Harkins has o
Family of murder victim hit out over delays in 'killer''s extradition case
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
to be living in Manchester. Since extradition proceedings began, Harkins has outlasted three home secretaries – John Reid, Jack Straw and PM Theresa May – who’ve backed his expulsion. It has now lasted longer than the eight years it took to send... Read more
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International Business Times
Britain colluded with the US to wage a secret and illegal aerial bombing campaign to kick-start Iraq war later, there was a top secret meeting in 10 Downing St chaired by Mr Blair and
Britain colluded with the US to wage a secret and illegal aerial bombing campaign to kick-start Iraq war
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
later, there was a top secret meeting in 10 Downing St chaired by Mr Blair and attended by Geoff Hoon, Defence Secretary, Jack Straw, Foreign Secretary, and Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, Chief of Defence Staff. The Chilcot Report notes briefly that... Read more
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Newsweek
The Chilcot Report: Bush ignored numerous warnings before invading Iraqthat the country had no experience with such a political system and was in a re
The Chilcot Report: Bush ignored numerous warnings before invading Iraq
Newsweek / Posted 7 days ago
that the country had no experience with such a political system and was in a region where the concept was almost anathema. Jack Straw, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, was particularly brutal about the American plans in an assessment he... Read more
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Boston Herald
Grateful Dead, John Mayer have a ballbandbox again tonight. Few who know Mayer’s skills questioned his ability to r
Grateful Dead, John Mayer have a ball
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
bandbox again tonight. Few who know Mayer’s skills questioned his ability to rip out tasty, simple leads on songs such as “Jack Straw” and “The Music Never Stops,” which he took on with joy and passion. But what about the weird stuff? What about... Read more
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Londonist
How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Nameslocated on a bend in the river.Tinkling the ivories and Eltham Palace. Photo by
How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names
Londonist / Posted 11 days ago
located on a bend in the river.Tinkling the ivories and Eltham Palace. Photo by psyxjaw in the Londonist Flickr poolJack Straw’s Castle The former pub located at the top of Hampstead is named after a leader of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 —... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
How Tony Blair liedregime change, but the plan had to be clever and failure was not an option.” On
How Tony Blair lied
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
regime change, but the plan had to be clever and failure was not an option.” On 25 March, the then UK foreign secretary Jack Straw sent Blair a shrewd memo just before the meeting with Bush. To provide legal cover and a plausible pretext for... Read more
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heraldscotland
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Commons contempt motionWMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a pe
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Commons contempt motion
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
WMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a personal minute advised foreign secretary Jack Straw that the US's "scrambling" to establish a link between Iraq and al Qaeda was "so far frankly unconvincing". "To... Read more
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heraldscotland
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Commons 'trial'WMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a pe
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Commons 'trial'
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
WMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a personal minute advised foreign secretary Jack Straw that the US's "scrambling" to establish a link between Iraq and al Qaeda was "so far frankly unconvincing". "To... Read more
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heraldscotland
How Blair may face both criminal and civil actionsthe possibility of senior political leaders such as Blair, then defence secreta
How Blair may face both criminal and civil actions
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
the possibility of senior political leaders such as Blair, then defence secretary Geoff Hoon and then foreign secretary Jack Straw being charged with offences while possible, was also "negligible". The ICC is seen as a court of last resort,... Read more
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heraldscotland
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Parliamentary 'contempt' actionWMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a pe
What Blair said to Bush: the 525 day route to the Iraq war that spawned a Parliamentary 'contempt' action
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
WMD now”. Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in a personal minute advised foreign secretary Jack Straw that the US's "scrambling" to establish a link between Iraq and al Qaeda was "so far frankly unconvincing". "To... Read more
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International Business Times
Chilcot report: MI6 head backed intelligence about Saddam's WMDs given by 'proven liar' in a report distributed two weeks after the invasion. The report says Dearlove
Chilcot report: MI6 head backed intelligence about Saddam's WMDs given by 'proven liar'
International Business Times / Posted 18 days ago
in a report distributed two weeks after the invasion. The report says Dearlove "should have made sure that Mr Blair and [Jack] Straw [the foreign secretary] were informed" about the withdrawal of the source, who was used to bolster the case for... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Dead & Company keeps the Deadheads truckin� at DTEbut the spirit was certainly right as the group strolled on stage, tuning up fo
Dead & Company keeps the Deadheads truckin� at DTE
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
but the spirit was certainly right as the group strolled on stage, tuning up for a few minutes before winding its way into �Jack Straw,� one of two songs -- along with �Truckin�� -- that name-checked Detroit. As Mayer, a Grammy Award winner and... Read more
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The Hindu
Why the Chilcot's Iraq war inquiry report is vitalconsequences.” The memo, which was seen only by No. 10 officials was not even
Why the Chilcot's Iraq war inquiry report is vital
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
consequences.” The memo, which was seen only by No. 10 officials was not even shown to the then Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, or Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon. At his press conference, Mr. Blair denied that this memo showed that he had... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Report slams Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair over botched Iraq wardismantled Saddam 's government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that h
Report slams Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair over botched Iraq war
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
dismantled Saddam 's government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that helped give rise to the Islamic State group. Jack Straw, Britain's foreign secretary at the time, blamed the U.S. for that, saying actions by U.S. administration... Read more
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International Business Times
Chilcot report: How Nicolas Cage/Sean Connery blockbuster The Rock almost made fools of MI6 British secret service. One of the revelations in the Chilcot Report describes
Chilcot report: How Nicolas Cage/Sean Connery blockbuster The Rock almost made fools of MI6
International Business Times / Posted 19 days ago
British secret service. One of the revelations in the Chilcot Report describes how a source described to Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as "genuine" with "direct access" in Iraq almost fooled MI6 into believing Saddam Hussein possessed similar... Read more
19d
Daily Mail
US was NEVER committed to tackling Iraq at the UN, Greenstock claimswas 'hazardous' but said getting rid of Saddam was 'the right thing to do', add
US was NEVER committed to tackling Iraq at the UN, Greenstock claims
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
was 'hazardous' but said getting rid of Saddam was 'the right thing to do', adding that 'containment… is always risky'. Jack Straw last night disagreed with the Sir John conclusion that diplomatic options had not been exhausted at the time of... Read more
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19d
Lancashire Telegraph
Former Blackburn MP Jack Straw defends “difficult” decision to go to war with IraqJACK Straw has defended the “difficult” decision to go to war with Iraq and his
Former Blackburn MP Jack Straw defends “difficult” decision to go to war with Iraq
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
JACK Straw has defended the “difficult” decision to go to war with Iraq and his involvement in it. The former Blackburn MP spoke after the publication of the Chilcot Report into the 2003 conflict. MORE TOP STORIES: Despite its conclusions that... Read more
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19d
Daily Mirror
Here's everything you need to know about what's in the Chilcot reportabout the threats than the actual Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) evidence i
Here's everything you need to know about what's in the Chilcot report
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
about the threats than the actual Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) evidence inside. Getty Images6. And so did his chum Jack Straw From the start, the dossier was "designed to make the case and secure Parliamentary and public support for the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Chilcot lets media off hook for selling Iraq warregime change in Iraq if efforts were made to "shape public opinion". In July
Chilcot lets media off hook for selling Iraq war
Aljazeera / Posted 19 days ago
regime change in Iraq if efforts were made to "shape public opinion". In July of that year, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw appeared to call for "an aggressive public opinion campaign", the report shows, while Jonathan Powell, Blair's... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Chilcot fallout: Iraq war coffins were piling up because we were woefully ill-equipped to go into a war zoneit as an "ill-conceived campaign based on the faulty premise." "It was particu
Chilcot fallout: Iraq war coffins were piling up because we were woefully ill-equipped to go into a war zone
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
it as an "ill-conceived campaign based on the faulty premise." "It was particularly disappointing that Tony Blair, Jack Straw and the rest of the 'sofa cabinet,' having taken the courageous and justified decision to support the US in... Read more
19d
Daily Mail
Blair declared he couldn't say sorry for Iraq because he'd do it againthe battlefield without the right equipment was unacceptable … we must all pled
Blair declared he couldn't say sorry for Iraq because he'd do it again
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
the battlefield without the right equipment was unacceptable … we must all pledge this will never happen again.’ Last night Jack Straw told BBC News he felt ‘a great burden’ about the impact of the war on military personnel who ‘lost their lives or... Read more
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SKY News
Blair's Labour Legacy Defined By Iraq Invasionas any soldier". Some of Mr Blair’s Labour Party supporters did come out to de
Blair's Labour Legacy Defined By Iraq Invasion
SKY News / Posted 19 days ago
as any soldier". Some of Mr Blair’s Labour Party supporters did come out to defend their former prime minister. Jack Straw, foreign secretary at the time of the invasion, told Sky News: "The idea that Blair was a warmonger who wanted a... Read more
19d
dna
UK feared India-Pakistan nuclear war in 2001: Iraq war inquiryto evidence presented to an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war made public on Wedne
UK feared India-Pakistan nuclear war in 2001: Iraq war inquiry
dna / Posted 19 days ago
to evidence presented to an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war made public on Wednesday. The then UK foreign secretary Jack Straw made the revelations during his depositions before the Chilcot Inquiry, which declared today that the Iraq... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
India-Pak tensions pre-occupied UK before 2003 warof a nuclear conflagration. Several leading lights of the government at the ti
India-Pak tensions pre-occupied UK before 2003 war
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 19 days ago
of a nuclear conflagration. Several leading lights of the government at the time, including former foreign secretary Jack Straw, told the Iraq Inquiry headed by John Chilcot that the prospect of an India-Pakistan war in the summer of 2002 was... Read more
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heraldscotland
Chilcot report: The misguided march to warit was clear that most counties in the security council opposed the idea. Afte
Chilcot report: The misguided march to war
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
it was clear that most counties in the security council opposed the idea. Afterwards Mr Blair and his foreign secretary Jack Straw blamed France. But the report disagrees. It accuses the UK Government of "undermining" the authority of the UN... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sir Menzies Campbell: Tony Blair guilty of deception by omissionthat we saw during the Leveson Inquiry, for example, with the result that seaso
Sir Menzies Campbell: Tony Blair guilty of deception by omission
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
that we saw during the Leveson Inquiry, for example, with the result that seasoned political veterans such as Mr Blair, Jack Straw and Gordon Brown were able to dissimulate and evade when difficult questions were put to them. Too often... Read more
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heraldscotland
Chilcot report: The march to warit was clear that most counties in the security council opposed the idea. Afte
Chilcot report: The march to war
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
it was clear that most counties in the security council opposed the idea. Afterwards Mr Blair and his foreign secretary Jack Straw blamed France. But the report disagrees. It accuses the UK Government of "undermining" the authority of the UN... Read more
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The Indian Express
UK feared India-Pakistan nuclear war in 2001: Iraq war inquiryaccording to evidence presented to an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war made publi
UK feared India-Pakistan nuclear war in 2001: Iraq war inquiry
The Indian Express / Posted 19 days ago
according to evidence presented to an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war made public today. The then UK foreign secretary Jack Straw made the revelations during his depositions before the Chilcot Inquiry, which declared today that the Iraq... Read more
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The Telegraph
Iraq inquiry critical of BlairWe cannot turn the clock back but we can ensure that lessons are learned and ac
Iraq inquiry critical of Blair
The Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
We cannot turn the clock back but we can ensure that lessons are learned and acted on." Former cabinet minister Jack Straw, who was foreign secretary at the time of the invasion, said the consequences of the decision to take military... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man who took smashed Saddam's statue with sledgehammer misses dictatorbeen exhausted'. Sir John said: 'Military action at that time was not a last re
Man who took smashed Saddam's statue with sledgehammer misses dictator
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
been exhausted'. Sir John said: 'Military action at that time was not a last resort Mr Blair, his then foreign secretary Jack Straw and the government presented judgements about intelligence on the threat posed by Iraq's WMD with a 'certainty... Read more
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Daily Mail
Blair could face legal action as Chilcot report is publishedbeen exhausted'. Sir John said: 'Military action at that time was not a last re
Blair could face legal action as Chilcot report is published
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
been exhausted'. Sir John said: 'Military action at that time was not a last resort. Mr Blair, his then foreign secretary Jack Straw and the government presented judgements about intelligence on the threat posed by Iraq's WMD with a 'certainty... Read more
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SKY News
Blair's Labour Legacy Defined By Iraq Invasionas any soldier". Some of Mr Blair’s Labour Party supporters did come out to de
Blair's Labour Legacy Defined By Iraq Invasion
SKY News / Posted 19 days ago
as any soldier". Some of Mr Blair’s Labour Party supporters did come out to defend their former prime minister. Jack Straw, foreign secretary at the time of the invasion, told Sky News: "The idea that Blair was a warmonger who wanted a... Read more
19d
Daily Mirror
Was the Iraq War illegal? How lawyer's fears were hidden from Blair's Cabinetall optimistic”, the report said. Getty12 November: 'I'm pessimistic war is le
Was the Iraq War illegal? How lawyer's fears were hidden from Blair's Cabinet
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
all optimistic”, the report said. Getty12 November: 'I'm pessimistic war is legal' Lord Goldsmith rang Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, saying he was "pessimistic as to whether there would be a sound legal basis... for the use of force." It would... Read more
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Daily Record
13 damning verdicts in the Chilcot Report that shame Tony Blairinside. PATony Blair picked and chose his evidence, giving a firmer case than
13 damning verdicts in the Chilcot Report that shame Tony Blair
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
inside. PATony Blair picked and chose his evidence, giving a firmer case than his own experts 6. And so did his chum Jack Straw From the start, the dossier was "designed to make the case and secure Parliamentary and public support for the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Chilcot Report statement, speeches, reaction and analysis as it happenedthe crucial intelligence just six months before war broke out and deemed it so
Chilcot Report statement, speeches, reaction and analysis as it happened
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
the crucial intelligence just six months before war broke out and deemed it so important they gave it to Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. But they had second thoughts a few weeks later after realising the source had mentioned “linked hollow glass... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movieof the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressur
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movie
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
of the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressure to produce evidence of these weapons. Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary for the UK, was reportedly concerned about "what would happen without evidence of a... Read more
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Connecticut Post
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movieof the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressur
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movie
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
of the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressure to produce evidence of these weapons. Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary for the UK, was reportedly concerned about "what would happen without evidence of a... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
Hawaii News Now / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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WALB Albany
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
WALB Albany / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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The Columbian
Scathing report slams Blair over botched Iraq wardismantled Saddam ‘s government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that h
Scathing report slams Blair over botched Iraq war
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
dismantled Saddam ‘s government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that helped give rise to the Islamic State group. Jack Straw, Britain’s foreign secretary at the time, blamed the U.S. for that, saying actions by U.S. administration... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movieof the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressur
A UK intelligence source reportedly based information about Iraq chemical weapons on a Nicolas Cage movie
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
of the chemical-weapons intelligence. But the UK was under considerable pressure to produce evidence of these weapons. Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary for the UK, was reportedly concerned about "what would happen without evidence of a... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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International Business Times
Chilcot report: Jeremy Corbyn seizes opportunity to condemn Tony Blair and 'catastrophic' Iraq invasion he said. "For that decision, I accept responsibility in full – without exceptio
Chilcot report: Jeremy Corbyn seizes opportunity to condemn Tony Blair and 'catastrophic' Iraq invasion
International Business Times / Posted 19 days ago
he said. "For that decision, I accept responsibility in full – without exception or excuse." Former foreign secretary Jack Straw, who was criticised in the report for a lack of post-war planning, said the decision was "a last resort" and with... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yetleft more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions disp
Bush hasn't read UK Iraq report yet
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 19 days ago
left more than 100,000 Iraqis dead, tens of thousands wounded and millions displaced. 2:05 p.m. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says the British government was blindsided by the actions of some U.S. officials in handling the aftermath of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
PIERS MORGAN: The blood that Tony Blair will always have on his handsthis, Chilcot concludes, was specifically predicted before the invasion. In ot
PIERS MORGAN: The blood that Tony Blair will always have on his hands
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
this, Chilcot concludes, was specifically predicted before the invasion. In other words, Blair and cabinet members like Jack Straw, his hapless goon of a Foreign Secretary, were warned about what might happen but did nothing meaningful to... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Flawed' intelligence services slammed for not standing up to Blairin February 2002 relating to 'countries of concern' such as Iraq, North Korea a
'Flawed' intelligence services slammed for not standing up to Blair
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
in February 2002 relating to 'countries of concern' such as Iraq, North Korea and Libya. However, when Foreign Secretary Jack Straw saw the text he suggested it should put more emphasis on Iraq. 'Good, but should not Iraq be first and also have... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Scathing report slams Blair over botched Iraq wardismantled Saddam 's government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that h
Scathing report slams Blair over botched Iraq war
Calgary Sun / Posted 19 days ago
dismantled Saddam 's government and military apparatus, unleashing chaos that helped give rise to the Islamic State group. Jack Straw, Britain's foreign secretary at the time, blamed the U.S. for that, saying actions by U.S. administration... Read more
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