Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair stood by his rash and immoral decision to help the United States invade Iraq as was stated during his six hour inquiry about the Iraq war where he showed no regret for his actions but misguided reasoning. He maintained that with the removal of ‘monster’ Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the world was made a safer and better place and if he had had the chance, he would do it again.
The obstinate attitude of the former British Prime Minister did not comfort those who survived the service people who died in Iraq. Instead, they were left with scrambling rhetoric describing how, “The decision I took – and frankly would take again – was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him” and “This isn’t about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception, it’s a decision. And the decision I had to take was, given Saddam’s history, given his use of chemical weapons, given the over one million people whose deaths he had caused, given 10 years of breaking UN resolutions, could we take the risk of this man reconstituting his weapons programmes or is that a risk that it would be irresponsible to take?” and “things obviously look quite different” referring to the failure of uncovering the fictional WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction).
Mr Blair was called a ”liar” and a “murderer” by two women while being booed by some of those in attendance as he made closing remarks before the families of the service personnel who died and certain members of the public.
“It was better to deal with this threat, to remove him from office and I do genuinely believe the world is a safer place as a result.”