‘Other reasons’ for invasion: Blair

Henry Chu; 14/12/09

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said he would have found another justification for invading Iraq even without the now-discredited evidence that Saddam Hussein was trying to produce weapons of mass destruction. ”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,” Mr Blair said yesterday. His comments were denounced immediately by critics who accused him of using false pretences to drag Britain into an unpopular war that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of allied troops and thousands of Iraqi civilians.

See: http://www.theage.com.au/world/other-reasons-for-invasion-blair-20091213-kqfy.html; Blix attacks Blair’s ‘fig leaf’ excuse for Iraqi invasion; Henry Chu: http://www.smh.com.au/world/blix-attacks-blairs-fig-leaf-excuse-for-iraqi-invasion-20091213-kqgp.html