Sunday, November 05, 2017

It's rich for Brown to blame America for Iraq, says Ming

Former Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell - who along with Charles Kennedy led opposition to the Iraq war - has responded to fresh claims by Gordon Brown that the rush to war was in large part the fault of America for not sharing enough intelligence with the UK.

Liberal Democrat defence spokesperson Menzies Campbell said: 

"None of this should come as a revelation.

"It was abundantly clear that the Bush administration was hell bent on regime change, and that Tony Blair was equally determined to support this regardless of the evidence.

"If members of the Blair cabinet had not been so supine and had fulfilled their responsibilities by properly questioning Tony Blair's decision then the tragedy of Iraq might have been averted."

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