“serious problems in both the decisions to go to war and in the bungled occupation — planning for which, it deemed, was ‘wholly inadequate’ — that followed the ousting of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.”
That comment’s coming from some “after the fact” introspection of Great Britain’s involvement in a war that never should have been fought. This Washington Post article states how the nation “gets it now” that Saddam Hussein posed no real threat to the war-thirsty western nations.
It’s just a national shame, for Great Britain and for the United States, that those in authority in the US then (and those elected public servants in Congress who cast “yes” votes) allowed the US to be suckered down the path to war.
Read the Executive summary of the Iraq inquiry.