Published On: Tue, Oct 27th, 2015

Tony Blair said sorry for the ‘mistakes’ in Iraq War

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Tony Blair said sorry for the ‘mistakes’ in Iraq War

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted and apologized for the ‘mistakes’ committed in US-led Iraq war in 2003 however, justified throwing out the then Saddam regime was largely misunderstood

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted and apologized for the ‘mistakes’ committed in US-led Iraq war in 2003 however, justified throwing out the then Saddam regime was largely misunderstood.

He expressed his views on British coalition of United States in a war against President Saddam’s regime in an interview with American international news channel CNN.

On the question of chemical weapon, he solemnly apologized for the fact that information from intelligence they received were wrong.  However, he had used such weapon against his people and others, therefore, their program to fight against Saddam based upon past experience and they thought he had chemical weapons, but it did not exist in the way they thought.

Blair served as prime minister from 1997 to 2007, and under her headship, Britain made the second military coalition partnership with the USA to invade Iraq and British troops were position in Iraq until 2011. taking into consideration  to the consequences of war which has turned Iraq into chaos, lethal sectarian crises, and social imbalance and now the rise of Al-Qaeda and Daesh, he repeatedly denied in his interview for rushing towards the war.

Of course, under his headship, the decision to support Iraq invasion is now profoundly disliked in Britain and Blair’ Labour Part is obsessed till today.

Regarding mistakes in planning the war and misunderstanding its consequences in the region, he apologized but stopped offering to apologize for removing Saddam Hussein and eventfully sending him to death.

“I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam. I think, even from today in 2015, it is better that he’s not there than that he is there,” Blair said.

While realizing the rise of Daesh (ISIS) as consequences of Iraq war in 2003, Blair also confessed half-done responsibility that the rise of militant jihadist groups which later on have formed ISIL, behind it, Iraq war was a principle cause. “Of course, you can’t say that those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation in 2015,” he added.

However, he further asserted,  it is also essential to understand the facts: firstly,  Arab helix which began after 2011, would also have had impacts on Iraq today; secondly, ISIS in fact penetrated and came to popularity from a base line in Syria and not in  Iraq.

 

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