Chilcot Report and the ‘patsy from Down Under’.

The Chilcot Report on the UK involvement in the invasion of Iraq has just been released. In a commentary on the report, Paul McGeough in the SMH refers to John Howard as the ‘patsy from Down Under’.

The Chilcot Report concurs with the widespread view that the invasion of Iraq set in hand the awful devastation and death that we now see continuing in the Middle East.  the rise of ISIS can be attributed to the dreadful mistakes of Bush, Blair and Howard.

For Paul McGeough’s commentary on the Chilcot Report, see link below.

In the next few days, we will be carrying i Pearls and Irritations, further commentaries on the Chilcot Report and implications for Australia.  John Menadue




John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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1 Response to Chilcot Report and the ‘patsy from Down Under’.

  1. Avatar Brian F Kennedy says:

    Don’t forget to mention the “Man of Steel” wrt John Howard by GWB in your future reports. And remember Cardinal George Pell didn’t say a word when John Howard claimed he had discussed this issue with him?

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