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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

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.”


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1 Comment

  1. Muhammed Amir on December 13, 2009 5:20 am

    Not very surprizing but agony is that same agenda is been applied to afghanistan (even osama is there or not or osama has done 911 or not,we need to kill taliban) and they will try with pakistan too soon (excuse to remove atomic capability) and the we will keep debating, conferencing and media guessing. Very funny ………….


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