Friday, October 14, 2005

Thatcher reveals her doubts over basis for Iraq war

Maggie Thatcher:
"Washington Post reported that when asked whether she would have invaded Iraq given the intelligence at the time, Lady Thatcher replied: 'I was a scientist before I was a politician. And as a scientist I know you need facts, evidence and proof - and then you check, recheck and check again.'

She added: 'The fact was that there were no facts, there was no evidence, and there was no proof. As a politician the most serious decision you can take is to commit your armed services to war from which they may not return.'"
But the article contains this line....:
Although Lady Thatcher remains a strong supporter of the decision to topple Saddam by invading Iraq
... which makes not a wit of sense. She still supports removing Saddam by invasion but not on the reasons that were used. Then what reasons would have justified this invasion, Maggie?

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