Deposing Saddam was “right,” says Tony Blair
It was “right” to remove Saddam Hussein and his sons from power, even if there are no weapons...
December 12, 2009 9:32 by kippreport
It was “right” to remove Saddam Hussein and his sons from power, even if the former Iraqi ruler didn’t have weapons of mass destruction, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair told the BBC.
“I would still have thought it right to remove him. I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments, about the nature of the threat” he said while on speaking on BBC One’s Fern Britton Meets program.
He added: “I can’t really think we’d be better with him and his two sons still in charge, but it’s incredibly difficult.”
“That’s why I sympathise with the people who were against [the war] for perfectly good reasons and are against it now, but for me, you know, in the end I had to take the decision.”