Blair Says War in Iraq Was 'Test Case'
October 30, 2003
LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair told BBC Radio that the war against Iraq was a "test case" to demonstrate to other countries the world is serious about stopping aggression.
Blair said in an interview that the war in Iraq was justified because of its impact on global security. He says if they had not dealt with Saddam Hussein in Iraq, then "there was no way we could have dealt with any other nation in a similar position."
"Why do you think Iran is now willing to co-operate with the (International) Atomic Energy Agency for the first time in years? Precisely because people now know we are serious about these issues," said the British prime minister.
Recently, Tehran has agreed to allow the IAEA to make short notice inspections of its nuclear facilities. http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/10/30/baliriraq031030
Blair has always kept Iran in mind, while preparing for war and fighting in Iraq. He and the US are on the same page, I believe.
posted on 11/01/2003 1:24:13 PM PST
by Pan_Yans Wife
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