Chilcot report damns Iraq invasion

After seven years of committees, the more than two million word Chilcot report on the 2003 invasion of Iraq has been released. The findings are unambiguously negative; the US, Great Britain, and Australia’s reasoning for the invasion was faulty, and consequences were underestimated.

Former prime minister John Howard has responded to the Chilcot report, maintaining his decision to send Australian troops into the conflict was justified at the time.

Dr Marko Beljac says the report’s finding are something ordinary people already know.