May 30, 2003
issue of weapons of mass destruction is the way that
America and Britain justified the war, but it would
not have been the way that I justified it.
believe that there was a humanitarian disaster going
on in Iraq for so many years under the regime of Saddam
Hussein - and that was good enough on its own.
quite clear if you look at the mass graves being dug
up. If they'd based it on that, they would have been
on much stronger ground.
an Iraqi, it doesn't concern me what trouble the UK
or American administrations are in, what concerns me
is that the Iraqi people have been liberated from Saddam.
major task is rebuilding the country and finding weapons
of mass destruction doesn't aid that at all.
doesn't matter to ordinary Iraqis. I've spoken to relatives,
who can now speak freely, and nobody mentions this."