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Forget Chilcot. Here’s the inquiry we really need

The national puzzle is this: why did so many informed and sensible people accept transparent twaddle as fact?

5 September 2015

9:00 AM

5 September 2015

9:00 AM

It might actually be better if Sir John Chilcot’s report is never published. I for one can no longer be bothered to be annoyed (though I used to be) by the increasingly comical excuses for its non-appearance. We all know the real reason is that the Iraq war was the product of lies, vainglory and creeping to the Americans, but they don’t want to admit it.

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Peter Hitchens is a columnist for the Mail on Sunday.

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