16th August 2012 - FORMER prime minister Malcolm Fraser says Australia's "truly archaic" process for going to war needs to be overhauled.
Mr Fraser spoke on Thursday at the launch of a campaign by a group of eminent Australians calling for an independent inquiry into the decisions that led to Australia joining the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.
The Iraq War Inquiry Group comprises respected academics, former high-ranking bureaucrats and retired military leaders.
A booklet - Why Did We Go To War In Iraq? A Call For An Australian Inquiry - has been compiled by the group outlining the need for such an inquiry.
Mr Fraser, who wrote the foreword for the booklet, said an Iraq War inquiry in Australia was well overdue.
He pointed to similar inquiries already completed in European countries, most notably Britain. read more>>>
And of course the quick response and feelings actually by those, like in the U.S. and it's citizens, the fear of possible criminal indictments might come from any testimony and be brought by any with access to especially after being made public and hopefully held in a public forum, would be:
Which is then counter punched with the reality.