Britain's Top General Calls For Blair To Be Impeached Over Iraq War

Posted on Thursday, January 12 at 10:21 by BC Mary
Rose reiterated his call for action against Blair on BBC radio’s “Today” programme and in the Guardian newspaper. Asked on “Today” whether his demand for Blair’s impeachment was merely a rhetorical flourish or whether he genuinely believed the prime minister should be “hauled” before the House of Lords on charges of “high crimes and misdemeanours,” Rose insisted that Blair should be held accountable. “Certainly from a soldier’s perspective there can’t be any more serious decision taken by a prime minister than declaring war. And then to go to war on what turns out to be false grounds is something that no one should be allowed to walk away from.” Rose was questioned as to whether he believed Blair’s actions in the run-up to the war were a case of getting the politics “wrong” or acting illegally. Whilst responding somewhat vaguely that they were “somewhere between the two,” the retired general’s answer emphasized the issue of illegality.


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