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Key points made by Mr Blair

PUBLISHED: 10:42 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 25 August 2010

l He had no regrets at removing Saddam Hussein describing him as a monster and a threat .

l He had no regrets at removing Saddam Hussein describing him as a "monster" and a "threat".

l Iraq was discussed at the first meeting with Bush in February 2001 about sanctions against Saddam Hussein.

l He said the US would have offered the UK a way to opt out of war.

l He said "nothing was decided" when he had a one-to-one dinner with Bush in Texas in April 2002.

l The former Prime Minister said he "could not run the risk" of Hussein developing weapons of mass destruction following 9/11.

l He accepted the September 2002 dossier should have clearly stated that the 45 minute WMD threat referred only to battlefield weapons.

l 9/11 "dramatically changed" his thinking about Iraq, despite there being "no evidence" of links between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda.


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