Iraq Inquiry Digest
Everything about the Chilcot Inquiry in one place
Evidence concerning the September 2002 Iraq dossier
45 Minutes Revisited
Joint Intelligence Committee Minutes from 4, 11 and 18 September 2002
June 2002 CIC draft of Iraq dossier
The John Williams draft dossier
Evidence on the legality of the war
Dutch Inquiry on the legality of the war
Dutch Inquiry report on international politics
Evidence Published by the Inquiry
Iraq Timeline – August 1990 to March 2003
Submissions to the Inquiry
Submission by Iain Paton
The Downing Street documents
Cabinet Office briefing paper July 2002
Christopher Meyer letter 2002
David Manning memo March 2002
Jack Straw memo to Tony Blair March 2002
March 2002 Cabinet Office options paper
The Downing Street memo
The Ricketts letter
Questions for the Inquiry
Did the government properly consider the likely impact of its involvement on the terrorist threat to the UK?
What consideration was given to the risk that participation in the invasion would increase the terrorist threat to Britain?
Did the government abuse UN processes to provide cover for the invasion?
Did the government seek to use the UN process to avoid war or to provide cover for the invasion?
Why did the government argue for and proceed to war before the UN inspectors had established whether Iraq had wmd?
Did the government mislead subsequent inquiries or did those inquiries fail to convey the truth?
Did the Butler Review see the Downing Street documents and report them accurately?
The Butler Review
Was the legality of the invasion correctly addressed?
Was the war legal?
What was the process of assessing the legality of the war?
Were the invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq mishandled?
How many people were killed as a result of the invasion and its aftermath?
What caused the government to make claims about Iraq’s wmd that turned out to have been untrue?
Did the government bias its assessment of Iraq’s wmd stocks and ignore intelligence reports that it had none?
Did the government’s statements about Iraq’s alleged wmd accurately reflect intelligence reports and assessments?
Did the UK and US governments collude to overstate intelligence-based claims?
Did the UK government set out to make a case for war?
How accurate were intelligence reports and assessments?
What was the purpose of the January 2003 dossier and how accurate was it?
Why did the September 2002 dossier overstate the case for Iraq’s alleged possession of wmd?
Why was no assessment of Iraq’s wmd programmes carried out after 18 December 2002?
When and how the did UK government decide to join the US-led invasion of Iraq?
Did the US and UK carry out bombing and other covert operations to destabilise the Iraqi regime in the run up to the war?
Did Tony Blair make a conditional commitment to join the US invasion?
Was the Cabinet kept fully informed and consulted about the policy?
When did the government begin to implement the policy of supporting the US invasion?
When did Tony Blair commit the UK to taking part in the invasion ?
Why did the government decide to take part in the US-led invasion of Iraq?
To what extent was the government’s policy aimed at securing regime change?
To what extent was the government’s policy aimed at maintaining relations and influence with the US?
Was Iraq seen as a threat?
Was the government primarily concerned about the threat of Iraq’s wmd or did it use the issue as a pretext?
Was the government’s policy partially or primarily aimed at securing its oil supplies?
Sir John Scarlett
Sir Jeremy Greenstock
Sir Christopher Meyer
Sir David Manning
Sir Peter Ricketts
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