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Blair insists he was right to stop Saddam

• The Independent
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, he firmly believed that he could not run the risk that Saddam would reconstitute his banned weapons programmes. 

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Comment by Anonymous
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    Bushists and Blairists claim the invasion of Iraq is about the bigger picture we ought to see that posed a danger to U.K. and U.S. national security and to the whole world. To disconnect the invasion from 911 is like having a Chinese slit eye not opened wide enough viewing this picture through a keyhole.

      When Saddam Hussein started harboring Al Qaeda terrorists and turned Iraq into a terrorist training ground from where attacks on the United States and Americans everywhere were launched, we should not have waited with our half-opened Chinese eyes just looking at Iraq through this keyhole. Pigeonholing our concerns for doves that nest on the tip of bayonets is much crazier than I thought it was. There would have been no 911 and more than six thousand Americans including my relatives in New York could have been still alive today had we just nuked Iraq and Afghanistan as a preemptive strike at that most appropriate time while the war on terror rages.

     We have saved thousands of American lives – U.S. combat soldiers -- and millions of lives of innocent non-combatant civilians in WWII when we started thinking nuclear, and dropped the Ultimate Equalizer of war on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

     I think Bush’s weakness, and Blair’s indecisiveness caught up with them. The enemy is so unfair and unkind and they are so kind, desperately wanting to be judged by history as fair and just – victims of what is politically correct or of fear if their decisions are not politically correct.

Comment by Lucky Red
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 But of course.  The first rule of the game is never to admit wrongdoing.  After all, it's not as if they think they've done anything wrong

Comment by Powell Gammill
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9/11 had nothing to do with Iraq. 

Of course Iraq had WMD technology --- the USA gave it to him.

Iraq was the most sectarian, and advanced Middle Eastern state.  While Hussein was a dictator, as dictators go, he was not as brutal as the media and the various western governments made him out to be.  His terror was very selective.  He was obviously the most important stabilizing influence in Iraq.

What motivated the west to abandon him and destroy Iraq?   What motivates them to keep the Iraqis impoverished and enslaved today?

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