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Western Leaders Stand by Iraq War Decision Despite Chilcot Report Criticism

Australia’s former prime minister joined other Western leaders Thursday in standing by their decisions to go to war in Iraq 13 years ago. "Well, I defend that decision, of course I defend it, I don't retreat from it,” said John Howard, who was Prime Minister when Australia sent 2000 troops to join the American- and British-led coalition. “I don't believe, based on the information available to me, that it was the wrong decision. I really don't.” The invasion of Iraq in...

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