A British government official confided to BBC columnist John Simpson that he wishes he had questioned the presented evidence of WMDs in Iraq before the war began. As it turns out, the British intelligence agency MI6 apparently hadn’t possessed solid details about Iraqi chemical and biological weapons for many years.
On the fourth anniversary of the invasion, Baghdad experienced at least six bomb explosions, with up to 20 dead and dozens of injuries. Much of Iraq is still in a state of violence and fear.
The war was sold to the British people on the basis that intelligence reports showed Saddam Hussein to be a serious threat.