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War with Iraq

Posted by Matt Hardy,
Monday, February 17, 2003

Why now?

Where's the evidence?

Would it make anyone safer? No. It will create further generations of people hating US/UK and some of these will be the terrorists of the future.

Guy would rather "come down on the side of Tony Blair". Presumably the same Tony Blair who said on the House of Commons in 17th December, 1998:

"Even if there were legal authority to do so, removing Saddam through military action would require the insertion of ground troops on a massive scale - hundreds of thousands, as the British Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir Charles Guthrie, made clear this morning. Even then, there would be no absolute guarantee of success. I cannot make that commitment responsibly. "

It's reported in Hansard here