Blair admits underestimating the consequences of the Iraq invasion

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The former British PM Tony Blair, said that he disagrees with those who claim that the states in the Middle East would be better if the dictators were in place adding that the Arab Spring shows that, regardless of what the West wants, “these countries with young populations, with radical forces operating within them, are not going to accept” anymore the dictators of their countries.

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who decided to involve Britain in the US-led Iraq invasion said that he now knows more about the Middle East compared with 2003


Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, admitted that he underestimated the forces in Iraq which were unleashed after overthrowing Iraq’s ruler, Saddam Hussein in 2003.

In 2003, Blair decided to back the US-led Iraq invasion in 2003 aiming to overthrow Hussein. The US mission was named Operation Iraqi Freedom, and it also had the support of Spain, Poland and Australia. Then former US President George W. Bush and Blair said that the aim of the operation was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mas...


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