There will be no results until 2010. Almost a decade on will it matter if the government has lied to its citizens about the invasion? And with those testifying not taking an oath, how can citizens be sure they are getting the truth out of their government?
Although it’s the fourth inquiry since the invasion, there remain unanswered questions ; was intelligence used and abused? Was regime change a lawful justification for invasion?
And it may only be day one of the inquiry but it’s already been clouded in controversy – should the findings be made public or private, are the committee members experienced enough to conduct the inquiry? Here’s who’s who on the committee.
This editorial believes that Britain is setting a good example by answering to its citizens,
‘What about the United States? Why’s there been no action, no step whatsoever in this direction?’
Getting the truth out of your government – better late than never?