Media release: UK’s Chilcot Report released – Australia needs similar process
A former Defence Department head has called for an independent inquiry to investigate Australia’s decision to join the Iraq War, following the release today of the damning Chilcot report in Britain.
President of Australians for War Powers Reform, Paul Barratt AO, said that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was and is almost universally seen as illegal and a disaster for all concerned, and yet has not been subjected to a Chilcot-type inquiry in Australia. “Such an inquiry here is long overdue,” Mr Barratt said.
“Following the 2003 invasion Iraq has descended in chaos. It is a failed state facing a …Read More