Oh, well! That makes it all perfectly all right! Doesn’t it?
Tony Blair has apologised for “some of the mistakes” of the Iraq War, it was revealed on Saturday.
The former British prime minister told CNN he regretted failing to plan properly for the aftermath followed the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the false intelligence upon which justification for the invasion was built.
The apology was lablled a “prebuttal” – an attempt to pre-empt the long-delayed Chilcot Report into the war which is expected to criticise Whitehall and Westminster over the war that has come to define Blair’s public image and his premiership.
“I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Blair said during an interview with the broadcaster. “I also apologise for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime.”
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