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An armed conflict including one or more governments, and causing the death of 1,000 or more people per year
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Therefore, the real focus of the Chilcot enquiry should be on how many members of the Cabinet in 2003, including the current Prime Minister, knew what was going on at the time, had knowledge of the real reasons for going to war in Iraq, and were aware of the delays in getting equipment procured to enable our Armed Forces to do their job properly?
All the bereaved families accept that there are always casualties in war but I don't accept that we can go to war and then change the reasons for going to war.
By TOM McTAGUE TONY Blair was under fresh fire yesterday after new evidence emerged revealing he knew Iraq only had a "very, very small" cache of weapons of mass destruction before going to war.
IN Thursday''s ECHO (March 24), Mark Holt was reported as asking why Britain is going to war in Libya but not Bahrain or Yemen.
He told the inquiry he first became aware that America and Britain were discussing going to war against Iraq in February 2002 despite frantic diplomatic efforts to avoid a conflict.
We would remind whoever we can that President Polk lied to the nation about the reason for going to war with Mexico in 1846.
Unlike the left, we believe in putting America first, which means minding our own business, avoiding foreign entanglements, and going to war only when necessary to defend our citizens and country.
That was the reason for going to war -- we were in real danger, especially America, because of the destructive arms.
As a politician, Blair had the most complex of assessments to weigh up - our country's security, Saddam's threat to the world and the financial cost of going to war.
Yet we must hope that all politicians have learned that going to war is the most serious of actions.
Listen, we're going to war because President Bush believes Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11.