The Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for invading Iraq depending on an inquiry's findings.
Salmond says that the former Labour leader should be tried if it is found he made a secret commitment to the US to support the war. He’s been rallying support to impeach Blair, pending the publication of the Chilcot inquiry report into the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq invasion. Mr. Salmond is leading a cross-party group of MPs to have Blair impeached. He says, “We are talking about 179 (dead) British service people, thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.”
Blair told British MPs intelligence showed Saddam Hussein had “active”, “growing” and “up and running” weapons of mass destruction. However, a US report said Saddam destroyed his last WMD over a decade ago and had no capacity to build new ones. The Chilcot inquiry was launched in 2009 to investigate the Iraq invasion by the United States and the UK and its aftermath.