Armed Conflict (Parliamentary Approval)

Part of Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 15th May 2007.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 4:19 pm, 15th May 2007

I do not accept that the justification is completely different. Of course I am aware, as all of us are—how could we not be?—of the deficiency of the intelligence in respect of Iraq, but the opinion that Iraq posed a

"threat...to international peace and security" by reason of its proliferation of WMD was the opinion of the whole Security Council, unanimously expressed in resolution 1441 in November 2002. Indeed, I have just quoted its exact words. I know that the hon. Gentleman has taken a consistent and honourable position against the war from the start. The action that we are now taking to sustain a democratically elected Government in Iraq follows directly from a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions that, essentially, give us not just that discretion but that duty to do so.

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stinky will
Posted on 18 May 2007 2:59 am (Report this annotation)

"the deficiency of the intelligence in respect of Iraq"

This was 100% not the line that tony blair used to persuade parliament that it was right and proper to go to iraq, in fact quite the complete opposite.
According to tony blair the intelligence he was privvy to pretty much gave him no other option "but" to go to iraq to give bad man saddam a hefty smack otherwise we were all gonna die horribly probably he meant in the same way that 600,000 or so have done since the start of this tragic venture.

stinky will
Posted on 18 May 2007 3:06 am (Report this annotation)

"but the opinion that Iraq posed a threat...to international peace and security"
by reason of its proliferation of WMD was the opinion of the whole Security Council, unanimously expressed in resolution 1441 in November 2002. Indeed, I have just quoted its exact words"

So that tells me that the whole bunch of them all got it wrong resulting in 600,000 deaths, do these people still have a job in the Security Council,no of course they do????????????????????????????????????????