On 13 March, the First Minister said that
"action should be authorised by the United Nations" and that the Iraqi regime should
"give up its weapons of mass destruction."—[Official Report, 13 March 2003; c 19434-35.]
Given that Blair and Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq without authorisation from the United Nations and that no weapons of mass destruction have been found, does he now admit and apologise to the people of Scotland that he misled them in supporting the illegal invasion of Iraq?
I and many others are on record at the time regretting the fact that there was no United Nations decision to act, but that does not make the success of the action any less good for the people of Iraq. They needed a change of regime; they now have that change of regime and they should be supported in rebuilding their country.