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Families of soldiers killed in Iraq could launch legal action against Tony Blair AND George BushThe families of soldiers killed in Iraq could launch a double-pronged legal case against Tony Blair and George Bush in the wake of the Chilcot report. Sources claim the loved ones of 179 servipc28加拿大凤凰预测 cemen and women see Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited probe into the 2003 war as a potential means to bringing a civil case against the former Prime Minister and US President . A dedicated team of solicitors will spend as long as eight weeks “forensically” sifting through the 2.6-million word report published this week. And insi
ders claim the law firm McCue and Partners, who previously used a ground-breaking civil case to bankrupt the alleged Omagh bombers, are “considering all options”. Rose Gentle and Sarah OConnor both lost family in Iraq (Imag
e: Dan Kitwood) The insider said: “The families of those killed were quie
tly pleased with t he Chilcot inquiry - it was not a whitewash.
“At this stage the families are waiting to read the report in it’s entirety and this could take many weeks. Read MoreRelated ArticlesIraq hero who was just 18 when his friend was killed in front of him and says Tony Blair betrayed us all “But if there is a means to do so they will pursue a case against Blair, and even George Bush in the USA, so they are held accountable for any failings.” Sir John Ch
ilcot leaves the stage after presenting The Iraq Inquiry Report (Image: Getty Images) The British soldiers, sailors and airmen who died during the US-led military intervention are said to be preparing to take civil action. It has been claimed the action could “bankrupt” Mr Blair if a court rules he acted wrongly over the war. Experts have said a criminal claim against Blair himself would be unlikely, but a civil claims against the Ministry of Defence – both by soldiers and Iraqi civilians/combatants – may well result. U.S. President George W. Bush gestures as he and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) stand together at a cabin as they walk the grounds at the Camp David presidential retreat, February 23, 2001. (Image: reuters) The International Criminal Court has said that Tony Blair ’s decision to take the UK to war in Iraq in 2003 falls outside of the Court’s jurisdiction.
That is because it is yet to be given jurisdiction over alleged “crimes of aggression”, that would be a violation of the UN Charter. Last year it emerged Blair’s personal fortune amounted to 60million – three times the amount he previously claimed. Tony Blair and George Bush Reports claimed, along with his family, controlled a property empire which includes 10 homes across England worth, in total, more than 25million. Blair charges as much as 200,000 from a single speaking engagement. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now Read MoreThe Chilcot ReportChilcot Report released - as it happenedSir John Chilcots full statement13 damning findingsKilled soldiers sister speaks outWhat is the Chilcot Report?How did your MP vote?The costly legacy of Tony BlairWho is Sir John Chilcot?Tony Blair has blood on his handsTony Blair admits his mistakeChilcot Inquiry final report - summaryChilcot final report - still few answers