"LEIGH SALES: At the Chilcot Inquiry the former British prime minister Tony Blair said that it wasn't enough to ask the 2003 question; that people should ask the 2010 question which is: What would the situation be now if the US and its allies hadn't invaded Iraq?Rekommenderar att ni ser hela videon från ABC News, eftersom Blix fortsätter att grusa Blairs och USA:s försvar.
What do you think?
HANS BLIX: Well I think that is this kind of defence of the Iraq war that they have thought out afterwards.
Before they went there they contended with no hesitation whatever that there were weapons of mass destruction and that they were in an imminent danger and that they had to go there.
If they had gone to the British Parliament and said that, well maybe there aren't weapons but he might reconstitute them, I don't think they'd have got an authorisation from the Parliament.
Nor do I think that the American Congress would have authorised the Americans.
So I think this is a defence that has been construed afterwards.
And moreover in substance I think it is doubtful that the Iraqis could have reconstituted the weapons. In 2003 Iraq was down on its knees and the UN system foresaw that there would be continued monitoring in the future. So if the Iraqis had allowed themselves to do anything the inspectors would have been able to report that."
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