The United States could have completed the invasion of Iraq without the help of the UK, a former US Army colonel has said.
Colonel Peter Mansoor, executive officer to General David Petraeus who led the 2007 American military "surge" in Iraq made the comments while speaking to Good Morning Britain.
He added: "More importantly, it might have given the Bush administration some pause", and added that the "special relationship" between the US and the UK was not about "linking arms".
He called the Iraq War "one of the largest, strategic mistakes in American history", saying he "applauded" the British government for launching the inquiry.
Alex Salmond told Peston on Sunday that he was backing the motion because a "verdict" on Blair was needed.
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Thursday morning's newspapers were no less critical of Tony Blair than Sir John Chilcot's report into the Iraq war itself.