Blair: Iraq war - justified
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday that launching military action against Iraq was "entirely justified" and that he would stand for a full third term at the next election.
Despite the continuing failure to find any weapons of mass destruction, Blair said in an interview with The Observer that he was still convinced that the intelligence on Iraq was "essentially correct".
The British leader said "This wasn't an invention of British intelligence or the CIA. The intelligence that we got is essentially correct. In my experience of intelligence, not every single item is correct but if there is a pattern as strong as the pattern here then it is correct."
He added, the public would have to "wait and see" the evidence on weapons of mass destruction before they made a final judgment. (Albawaba.com)
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