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Chemical Tony

by | 2nd, June 2003

‘SO far they have eluded teams of UN weapons inspectors and the might of the US military, but Tony Blair assures us that he has proof of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

‘I’m Tony – fly me’

With 44% of the population believing they were misled about the threat and ex-ministers attacking the Prime Minister over the war, Tony is in no doubt.

‘We are going to assemble that evidence and present it properly to people,’ he tells the Telegraph.

As we speak, aides are scouring the Internet looking for decade-old GCSE essays from which to crib the ‘evidence’ required.

If Blair is only suggesting he has proof that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, then of course we all know that he did.

Whether he had them in the run-up to war – and whether they were therefore a justifiable casus belli – is another matter altogether.

Clare Short, the former international development secretary, claims not only that Tony Blair misled the country into war, but that he lied to the Cabinet.

The Guardian says that she is accusing the PM of making a secret pact with President George Bush to go to war.

Another former Cabinet minister, Robin Cook, said the Government had made ‘a monumental blunder’ and demanded an independent inquiry – a call echoed by the Tories.

But, the Guardian says, ‘an increasingly exasperated’ Blair has swept aside calls for an inquiry.

He categorically assures us that there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, even if we never find them.

And that should be good enough for all of us…

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