British PM Tony Blair under fire again

Prime Minister Tony Blair should be "impeached" over the war in Iraq, a former top British soldier expressed his confidence.

The ex-UN commander in Bosnia General Sir Michael Rose said Mr Blair had to take responsibility for his actions.

"To go to war on what turns out to be false grounds is something that no one should be allowed to walk away from," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

A Downing Street spokesman said Sir Michael was entitled to his view but had been retired for some time.

"The government is entitled to point out that there have been three democratic elections in Iraq," said the prime minister's official spokesman.

In a Channel 4 television documentary, Iraq: The Failure Of War, General Sir Michael tells former war correspondent and independent MP Martin Bell: "Blair should be impeached."

He claimed Mr Blair's actions were "somewhere in between" getting the politics wrong and acting illegally, UPI reports.

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