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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th April 2004.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 28th April 2004

I believe that we carried out all proper planning for what happened after the toppling of Saddam. Many of the things that people anticipated would happen, such as the humanitarian crisis, did not happen. It is true that there is action by former regime elements and by terrorists, some of whom are outside terrorists who have come to Iraq, but it is also true that the vast majority of Iraqi people stand with the coalition in ensuring that Iraq can complete a proper, peaceful transition to democracy.

I would also point out that I thought that the right hon. and learned Gentleman and his party supported us in the action on Iraq.