In his own words
'[Saddam's] weapons of mass destruction programme is
active, detailed and growing. The policy of
containment is not working'
September 24 2002
'I have got no doubt either that the purpose of our
challenge from the UN is disarmament of weapons of
mass destruction, it is not regime change'
November 18 2002
'Not only do we know that Saddam has weapons of mass
destruction, we also know he is capable of using them'
November 30 2002
'We are now asked to accept that in the last few
years, contrary to all history and all intelligence,
he decided unilaterally to destroy the weapons. Such a
claim is palpably absurd'
March 18 2003
'Tonight, British servicemen and women are engaged
from air, land and sea. Their mission: to remove
Saddam Hussein from power, and disarm Iraq of its
weapons of mass destruction'
March 20 2003
'Before people crow about the absence of weapons of
mass destruction, I suggest they wait a little bit. I
remain confident that they will be found"
April 28 2003
'I am absolutely convinced that and confident about
the case on weapons of mass destruction... you and
others will be eating some of your words"
April 30 2003
Good one, arsehole. Who's eating the words now, Bush's gay bar muppet?
Public Absurdist Announcement:
The "Inquiry" is another whitewash, another attempt to find ANY ONE to take the blame. Fortunately, the Lib Dems are not as gullible as the power-mad Tories.
Blaming only the spooks, like blaming only the BBC, is like beating the waiter about the head because the chef has overcooked the joint.