Tony Blair Defends Allied Invasion of Iraq; Says It was Right to Remove Saddam Hussein - Video 12/12/09
Here is video of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair defending the Allied invasion of Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein. Blair said even without the belief Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction, "I would still have thought it right to remove him."
Blair pointed to the fact that Saddam had thumbed his nose at United Nations resolutions for 12 years, and the knowledge he had used chemical weapons against his own people as reason to believe Saddam Hussein and his two sons would have been an ongoing threat to the world.
Blair is right. The fact no WMDs were found has overshadowed in the minds of many the real threat Saddam and his regime were to the world. The fact no Weapons of Mass Destruction were found after the invasion only serves to prove it does not appear he had them YET. It does not prove he was not, or would not have pursued them again, or provided funds and assistance to others who would have pursued them. The world is better of without Saddam and his regime, and the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and those of our allies should be commended for the job they did in disposing of the tyrants and giving the people of Iraq a chance at freedom.