BLAIR: HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT
Reuters carries a summary of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s speech to the U.S. Congress from this afternoon.
In an impassioned defense of the war, Blair told a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress that toppling former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was justified irrespective of the suspected armament that has failed to materialize.
“Can we be sure that terrorism and WMD will join together? Let us say one thing: If we are wrong we will have destroyed a threat that at its least is responsible for inhuman carnage and suffering,” Blair said in what was billed as one of the most important foreign speeches of his six-year premiership.
“That is something I am confident history will forgive.”
One suspects he is right.