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VERBATIM: UK's Iraq invasion underestimated

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We have concluded that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for this armament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort. We have also concluded that the judgments about the severity of the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, WND, were presented with a certainty that was not justified.
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Despite explicit warnings, the consequences of the invasion were underestimated. The planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.