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Tony Blair to tell Chilcot inquiry: war stopped Saddam building WMDs

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/01/2010

Patrick Wintour

"Tony Blair is today expected to deliver a robust defence of his decision to take ­Britain into war with Iraq, arguing that even though Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction he could have been emboldened to build them had the UK and US backed down from the threat of military force.

"In the most eagerly awaited session of the Chilcot inquiry so far, Blair will insist that he acted in good faith throughout, but acknowledge that the decision to go to war was hugely controversial.

"The former prime minister is expected to tell the inquiry he still believes it was right for Britain to remove Saddam even though thousands of Iraqi civilians have lost their lives. He believes that without military action Saddam would have built WMD using the team of scientists he had assembled for the task."

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"Tony Blair to tell Chilcot inquiry: war stopped Saddam building WMDs", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tony-blair-to-tell-chilcot-inquiry-war-stopped-saddam-building-wmds