It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
Yep but I can't see Blair getting his cumuppance yet. He seems to have been too well rewarded for his part in things and has been subject to the softest of enquiries. Most of our recent Prime ministers seem to be there as a figure head on which people focus their anger over policy decisions wars etc. This is what they get rewarded for in my opinion and they a pretty well protected in their retirement.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has won key support for a military campaign against Saddam Hussein, despite a major rebellion in his Labour Party. Back away from this confrontation now and future conflicts will be infinitely worse and more devastating in their effects Tony Blair Mr Blair suffered the greatest parliamentary revolt of his premiership when 139 of his party colleagues voted for an amendment saying the case for war was not yet proven. But the government still managed to beat the rebel amendment and see its own motion supporting the use of UK forces in Iraq passed by a large majority - 412 to 149.
Tony Blair tonight saw off the final obstacle to UK involvement on a war with Iraq, defeating a Commons anti-war vote with a majority of 179. A total of 217 Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and nationalist MPs voted against war, on an amendment saying the case was "not yet established", with early estimates putting the Labour rebellion at 140 - up 17 from the vote last month. The government's own motion, allowing for military action, was easily carried by 412 votes to 149. It is thought 83 Labour MPs voted against their government.
I reckon that by the time this is in the history books, it will be completely re-written anyway. I doubt the true story will be told, much like most of the wars throughout history.