Tony Blair to give public evidence on Iraq war

Tony Blair to give publi

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be publicly questioned about the Iraq war during Britain's long-awaited inquiry into mistakes made before and during the conflict, the inquiry chairman said Friday. Chairman John Chilcott said Blair and other senior politicians will be questioned early next year on their role and decisions over the war. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced in June that he would hold an inquiry into the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. He initially had said the hearings would be private, but changed his stance after bereaved families and anti-war campaigners said a private inquiry would command little confidence.