Team reports on Dutch support for Iraq attack

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An independent commission is presenting its report on the Dutch government’s support for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The government of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has always insisted it limited its support to political statements and did not send any troops to Iraq in the opening phase of the war.

But rumors have persisted about possible military involvement and opposition lawmakers have criticized the decision to voice support for the military operation to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

The report being presented Tuesday by a former head of the Dutch Supreme Court would be damaging to Balkenende if it establishes he misled lawmakers about military involvement.