Blair admits some of UK's intelligence on WMD was wrong
British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged Sunday that some of his country's intelligence on Saddam Hussein's "illicit weapons program" was wrong, but defended the US-led war in Iraq.
"The intelligence that we had that he had actual deployable weapons has turned out to be wrong," Blair said in an interview with the BBC as delegates gathered for his ruling Labour Party's annual conference.
"Some of the information that we acted upon was wrong," said Blair, who has faced repeated calls from opposition politicians and some of his own party's legislators to apologize for backing Washington in the war.
"The fact is, I think what some people want me to do is say sorry for getting rid of Saddam and that I can't say because I don't believe that," Blair added. "I believe the world is a better and safer place without him and his sons running Iraq." (Albawaba.com)
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