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Blair to give evidence to Iraq inquiry on Jan. 29

Blair to give evidence to Iraq inquiry on Jan. 29

Britain's Iraq war inquiry says former Prime Minister Tony Blair will give evidence on January 29.
The inquiry said Monday that Blair, Britain's leader from 1997 to 2007, would offer a whole day's worth of testimony during the session.
Blair's decision to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 was deeply unpopular, though the lawmaker went on to win a 2005 national election with a reduced majority.
The government-comissioned inquiry won't apportion blame or establish criminal or civil liability for mistakes, but will offer recommendations on how to prevent errors in pre- and postwar planning.
Officials said public seats for the session would be allocated in a ballot, given the high demand to watch Blair's testimony.