En juin 2009, les Britanniques décident de lancer une enquête sur la guerre en #Irak. Ils en confient la direction à Sir John Chilcot:
“Our terms of reference are very broad, but the essential points, as set out by the Prime Minister and agreed by the House of Commons, are that this is an Inquiry by a committee of Privy Counsellors. It will consider the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up to the conflict in Iraq, the military action and its aftermath. We will therefore be considering the UK’s involvement in Iraq, including the way decisions were made and actions taken, to establish, as accurately as possible, what happened and to identify the lessons that can be learned. Those lessons will help ensure that, if we face similar situations in future, the government of the day is best equipped to respond to those situations in the most effective manner in the best interests of the country.”
Le Telegraph indique que, selon un #cablegate,
«le gouvernement britannique a promis de “protéger les intérêts américains” dans l’enquête Chilcot»
“A dispatch sent by Ellen Tauscher, the US under secretary for arms control and international security, disclosed how #Jon_Day, the Ministry of Defence’s director general for security policy, “promised that the UK had ’put measures in place to protect your [the US] interests’” during the inquiry.
The pledge was made at meetings in London at the beginning of September last year, less than two months after the start of the inquiry, chaired by Sir #John_Chilcot.”