UK attorney general intervenes to block Iraq War case against Tony Blair

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright says he will go to court to block a criminal investigation against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over his role in the US war in Iraq, according to a new report.

Blair, along with his former foreign secretary Jack Straw and his attorney general Peter Smith, have been accused of the crime of “aggression” in a private case based on findings by the Chilcot Report, a long-delayed inquiry into Britain’s role in the US-led invasion which came out last July.

The Chilcot Inquiry, established in 2009 to investigate Britain’s most controversial military engagement since the end of the Second World War, called the invasion “unnecessary” and said Blair decided to go in based on “flawed” intelligence about Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

British Attorney General Jeremy Wright (photo by AFP)

According to The Guardian, Wright, who is a Tory Member of Parliament, has reportedly asked to join the…

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