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Iraqis react to the Chilcot inquiry

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>> With respect->> Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair under fire for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. An investigation released on Wednesday, stopping short of calling the war illegal.>> Tony Blair!>> But it says arguments made for the invasion were overhyped and based on flawed intelligence. In Iraq's capital, Baghdad, Reuters reporter Saif Hameed has been getting reaction.
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>> Some people welcome the report as means to blame those who have caused Iraq to be in this situation of chaos that it is in. Others rejected the report, saying that if it weren't for the Americans and the Brits, Saddam Hussein, a tyrant, would not have been ousted and freedom and democracy would not have been introduced to Iraq.
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People expressed various feelings, anger, desperation, frustration about this. Some people expressed indifference at the inquiry, saying that, especially with the recent bombing that occurred in Karada, and led to the deaths of at least 200 people, there are more pressing things at hand than the inquiry and its results.
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People most certainly blame the recent events on the war. Some people say if Saddam Hussein was still around, Daesh or Islamic State might not have been around in Iraq. The vacuum created by removing Saddam Hussein have led to the growth of Islamic insurgencies and their control of over a third of Iraq.