Friday, February 14, 2014

David Owen: Tony Blair lied to me

In an interview with The Conversation Lord Owen - Dr David Owen, the former SDP leader - explains his support for the disastrous war in Iraq:
“This guy lied to me. I had two meetings with Blair in identical circumstances. It was in Downing Street, with our wives, the four of us. The second was in June 2002 and it was clear he had decided to go to war. 
I asked him whether in Iraq nuclear weapons were being built and he replied ‘yes’; Chemical weapons? – ‘Yes,’ he told me. No qualification or doubt. I now know what he had been told in intelligence reports in the weeks before he met me and that he should have told me that the intelligence was far from conclusive.”
Join the club, Doc.

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