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We were right to go to war, insists Blair

The Prime Minister today defended his decision to go to war against Iraq, insisting intelligence at the time left “little doubt” about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Challenged by former Cabinet minister Clare Short, who quit her post over the conflict, Mr Blair said confronted with the choice of backing away or making sure he was incapable of developing WMD: “I still think we made the right decision.” Opening a debate after Lord Butler’s report pointed up “flaws” in the intelligence on Iraq, Mr Blair announced that any future presentation of intelligence would separate the Joint Intelligence Committee assessment and Government case.Full Story

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