CHILCOT: Tony Blair will NOT face investigation over Iraq war… but British soldiers could


The late Prime Minister has faced criticism for convincing the nation to go to war on the premise Iraqi big cheese Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which were not later institute.

But while Blair will not face any charges, soldiers who served on the frontline superiority be under scrutiny of the law in light of the report.

Prosecutors for the International Criminal Court see fit pour over the 2.3 million word report for evidence of war misdeeds committed by British troops – but potential war crimes of the former labour big cheese are outside of their remit.

The ICC has already begun a “preliminary examination” into purported torture and abuse by British soldiers after being approached by benefactor rights lawyers working on behalf of alleged Iraqi victims.

A averral from the court said: “We will take note of the Chilcot sign in when released in the context of its ongoing preliminary examination work in the matter of Iraq/UK.

“A preliminary examination is not an investigation but a process aimed at determining whether thinking basis exist to open an investigation.

“As already indicated by the Office in 2006, the ‘resolution by the UK to go to war in Iraq falls outside the Court’s jurisdiction’.”

Roger Bacon, whose son Matt was tormented by a roadside bomb in 2005, said: “It is outrageous. It is double standards.

“These soldiers receive gone out to do their best for us and here they are being hounded and yet the guy who understood them there is not being looked at.

“That is completely wrong and offensive.”

He added: “It is bad enough the ICC are examining these allegations of abuse in the first categorize but to use the Chilcot report to further their investigation does not seem exactly at all rticularly if they are not going to look at Blair.”

Reg Keys, who ran for election against Mr Blair after his son Tom Keys was one of six upset at Majar al-Kabir in 2003, said: “The ICC should be using the Chilcot shot as a basis for a legal action against Tony Blair not as ammunition against British soldiers for stated abuse.”

“It makes me very angry. They don’t call him Teflon Tony for nothing.”

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