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29 January 2010

Blair says WMDs were the key issue

But were they?

By Mehdi Hasan

Speaking at the Chilcot inquiry this morning, Tony Blair said that the absolute “key issue”, back in 2002/03, was the “WMD issue”.

But how does this square with Alastair Campbell’s diary entry for 2 April 2002?

We discussed whether the central aim was WMD or regime change . . . TB felt it was regime change in part because of WMD but more broadly because of the threat to the region and the world.

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