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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:47 PM
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Iraq inquiries: families of dead soldiers call for private meeting with Tony Blair
Source: UK telegraph

The families of soldiers killed in Iraq are to approach Sir John Chilcot and ask for a private session with Tony Blair after he has given evidence to the official inquiry into the war.

The families have drawn up a list of questions for the former Prime Minister who they claim has refused to meet them and discuss the war. They are requesting a 15-minute session behind closed doors.

More than 40 relatives are expected to attend this Fridays hearing when Mr Blair is due to give evidence. Sir John has set up a special overspill room for relatives to watch the evidence session after the ticket allocation was over-subscribed.

The military families have decided to speak out as Government lawyers are expected to disclose to the inquiry that they thought the conflict may have been illegal under international law.

The bombshell evidence will be heard in the days before Mr Blair appears at the inquiry.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/def...
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:20 PM
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1. will he "cry" like W
just asking
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:39 PM
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2. Will he be put under oath? Will his second-in-command be there to hold his hand?
Lord Hutton, who chaired the inquiry into the death of government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly, has ordered that medical records in the case be kept secret for 70 years, it has been disclosed.

Makes me wonder why...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:41 PM
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3. You can ask for anything you want
But I'm guessing that Mr. Blair isn't interested in answering any questions these families might want to pose to him.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:10 PM
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4. He better have a lot of security. It may be his last meeting ever.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:58 PM
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5. Bathe in Clorox, Tony, and you still won't get out the bloodstains.
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 09:00 PM by No Elephants
On the bright side, I don't think the U.K. will produce another poodle for a quite a while, at least for as long as anyone living remembers the Bush Blair atrociities.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:58 PM
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6. .
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