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UK to begin Iraq war inquiry. Key question: who started...

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UK to begin Iraq war inquiry. Key question: who started this war anyway?

The UK's Iraq war inquiry, under the chairmanship of Sir John Chilcot, is set to begin its activities on Tuesday, although the final report will not be out until after the next general election in 2010.  Among the witnesses, a certain former PM by the name of Tony Blair. After Blair, officials like Sir Peter Ricketts, former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and Sir John Scarlett, the former chief of MI6 who drew up the government's dossier on Iraq's so-called weapons of mass destruction, are also scheduled to speak to the inquiry. Although some critics are calling the commission primed to deliver a 'whitewash', the chairman says this most definitely will not be happening on his watch. For more, read the BBC

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