posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:07 PM
Hans Blix has dealt another blow to Tony Blair and George Bush and their case for going to War with Iraq. With a General Election due in the UK, and
the upcoming US Presidential election, Mr Blix's statement seems to coincide with the report issued by the Iraq Survey Group confirming that there
where not any WMD in Iraq, and he goes further to discredit US/UK claims that had the sanction regime been lifted, then Iraq would have reactivated
its WMD programme.
Tony Blair and George Bush are "clinging to straws" to justify the war in Iraq, Hans Blix has said.
The former UN chief arms inspector was writing in the Independent on Sunday following the release of the Iraq Survey Group"s report on Wednesday.
The report found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) but Mr Blair said it made clear Saddam Hussein had "every intention" of developing
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I think this will further damage an already embattled Prime Minister, who is struggling to fend of criticism for Great Britain's role in the
invasion of Iraq last year.
He also goes on to criticise the new Government line that if sanctions where lifted, Saddam would have re-constituted his WMD program, saying that the
UN ban would have remained in place and they would have prevented Iraq acquiring WMD.
[edit on 12-10-2004 by Banshee]