Blair Govt. had no sense of being at war in Iraq: Ex-defence chief

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London, Jan.28 (ANI): A former British chief of defence staff has said that the Tony Blair government lacked "any sense of being at war" during the invasion of Iraq.

Admiral Lord Boyce told the Chilcot Inquiry on Iraq that there was a "lack of political cohesion at the top", possibly because some Labour lawmakers did not support the war.

"What we lacked was any sense of being at war. There was no sense that we had a War Cabinet or that we had a Cabinet that thought that we were at war," Admiral Boyce said.

He added: "I suspect if I asked half the Cabinet were we at war, they would not have know what I was talking about. There was a lack of political cohesion at the top."

He said: "In Iraq's case, possibly because some people were not happy about what we were doing there any way."

The Iraq Inquiry has quizzed Tony Blair and other politicians about the war. (ANI)

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