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Bush were the closest of allies while in power, but apparently there was one embarrassing phone gaffe. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. J ohn Howard , the former Australian prime minister, has strongly defended his decision to join Britain and the US in invading Iraq , saying "there was no lie".
Andrew Wilkie, a former Australian intelligence officer who became a whistleblower in 2003 to expose the flaws in the Iraq intelligence, called for an investigation in Australia like the British inquiry by John Chilcot. A valid email address is required Please provide a valid email address. John Howard says he regrets the loss of life in Iraq but believes the decision was correct at the time Chilcot https: Updated Updated 18 March 2014.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who was part of Mr Howard's conservative government at the time, told Seven Network television that the decision was "based on... The aide still did not realise the person he was taking to task was the Australian prime minister.
Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. The aide didn't realise Howard was on the line and, when he heard a voice, got angry.
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Trump and Kim arrive in Hanoi to fanfare ahead of second summit. Home News Sport Business. There were errors in intelligence but there was no lie.