INSPECTOR FOUND WEAPONS CACHE BEHIND ROCK
Chilcot lifts lid on case for war
Brits are given a welcome distraction from the current shambles of shoddy political administration with a studied reminder of a previous one this morning. The 12 volumes of the Chilcot report are published today and address the case for the Iraq war.
After 7 years and millions in public funding, Chilcot lifts the lid for the final time on the question of weapons of mass destruction which were harbored by Sadam Hussain and was a key strand in the argument for war.
“There can be no question that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. One weapons inspector found a cache of 6 slingshots and a chisel behind a rock outside Baghdad. These weapons could have been deployed against the UK inside 45 minutes. Obviously it would have taken a journey of several days to smuggle them into the UK and actually use them but they could have caused severe cuts and bruising if used in the right way.”
“Another inspector discovered a production line of tiny bows and arrows that could be easily hidden under a shirt and used at a moment’s notice. Saddam’s intent was clear.”
The report is critical of both institutions and individuals with the role of British Prime Minister Tony Blair most in the spotlight.
A spokesperson for Tony Blair said,
“Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s not like anybody was saying we shouldn’t go to war at the time. There was a unanimous feeling throughout the country that it was a brilliant idea. We can all remember the thousands of people lining the streets of London to cheer our boys off.”
“If any of the countless experts we spoke to had said at the time that the Iraq war wasn’t a good idea I’m sure they would have been listened to by Tony. It’s not like he’d given his personal assurance to George Bush that we were going to join his ‘kick-ass Saddam Hunt’ or anything.”