British lawmakers make new call for immediate inquiry into the Iraq war

Opposition lawmakers in Britain failed in a new attempt Tuesday to force the government to hold an immediate inquiry into the war in Iraq. The opposition Conservatives and Liberal Democrats insist the time is now right for Britain to examine mistakes made in the run up to the US-led 2003 invasion and in postwar planning. But in a vote in Parliament, the motion to hold an immediate inquiry failed by 28 votes. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said his Labour Party government will hold an inquiry - but not until Britain's 4,000 remaining troops have left Iraq.