Crowdsourcing a damning report on the Iraq War

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) laughs as U.S. President George W. Bush speaks at a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House May 17, 2007. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This is a pretty amazing tweet, at least for old-timers in the traditional news business.

The Chilcot Report, Britain’s investigation into the Iraq War, was released this morning, and it’s too big for reporters at The Guardian to go through alone.

So it’s asking its audience to read it, and pick out revelations that its workers missed in the story it intends to report.

What sort of things might be interesting? You can probably guess, but there’s also a few pointers in our article from this morning about six questions Chilcot must answer. Any assistance we can get to understand the report and its implications as fast as possible will be hugely appreciated.

In its initial reporting, the Guardian says Britain joined the war before properly exploring peaceful options for disarming Saddam Hussein.

Live Guardian coverage is here. The full report is here.

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