Blair's Iraq War Prosecution Falls Through
Attempts to prosecute Tony Blair for waging war in Iraq have been blocked by the High Court – by the same judge that sided with Gina Miller over Brexit.
The former chief of staff of the Iraqi army originally wanted to bring the case to court, claiming Blair had committed an act of aggression by sending in troops to topple Saddam Hussein.
But Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, alongside Mr Justice Ouseley, said the case had “no prospect” of success.
The case was based around the fact Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat to the interests of the UK and no weapons of mass destruction were found.
But due to a House of Lords ruling saying that no such thing as an “act of aggression” exists in British law, the case cannot proceed.
It’s very convenient for Blair that the Lords blocked the one thing that could have seen him go to trial. The Iraq war was an unmitigated disaster.
500,000 Iraqis and 179 British soldiers are estimated to have died. It looks like the last chance to bring Blair to justice has just slipped away.
Tony Blair's apology for the Iraq War