Friday, October 14, 2005

Thatcher on the war with Iraq

Apparently these words are from Margaret Thatcher who now questions bringing the UK into war with Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence:

"I was a scientist before I was a politician. And as a scientist I know you need facts, evidence and proof - and then you check, recheck and check again.

"The fact was that there were no facts, there was no evidence, and there was no proof. As a politician the most serious decision you can take is to commit your armed services to war from which they may not return."

Apparently her words came from Lord Palumbo, a friend of hers and who had asked about her views on the war, and then he subsequently told them to Tina Brown. Thatcher yesterday celebrated her 80th birthday.

Read about this here.

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