June 16, 2014

Blair Is Mad to Deny His Role in the Iraq Mess

Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The reality is that before the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, there was no al‑Qaeda presence in that country, none at all. Saddam was a ruthless Ba’athist tyrant who treated his population with appalling brutality. But he did not have anything to do with the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre, and he did not possess Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Iraq, UK, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson

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