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David Miliband says the UK would not have invaded Iraq ‘if we knew what we knew now’

Christopher Hope
London Telegraph [1]
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

David Miliband has apparently contradicted Tony Blair by suggesting that Britain would not have invaded Iraq in 2003 if it had been clear Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction.

The Foreign Secretary said there would have been no United Nations security council resolutions and no vote in the House of Commons “if we had known then what we know now”.



Last year Mr Blair, Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, said he would “still have thought it right” to remove the Iraqi dictator if he had known there were no WMD in the country.

Mr Miliband made the comments during a BBC2 Daily Politics debate on foreign affairs and defence with his Tory shadow William Hague and Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman.

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