Blair stands by Iraq intelligence

Tony Blair has responded to the allegations made in the Foreign Affairs Committee report.

The fact is that we put before the House of Commons and indeed the country the case that we made. I should tell you right at the very outset, I stand by that case totally. I am quite sure we did the right thing in removing Saddam Hussein. I’m quite sure we did the right thing because not merely was he a threat to his region to the wider world, but it was an appalling regime that the world is well rid of and I think the British army and the British people can be proud off of the part they played. And so I refute any suggestion that we misled either parliament or the people totally.