Commenting on the Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Mr. Blair said:
"There are lessons that we should learn from this and I accept full responsibility, without exception or excuse. Going forward there are also some very big questions for the political leadership, but also the armed forces as to: what is our role in the world? What commitments are we prepared to make? What are the right circumstances in which we make them? Who are going to be our allies in doing this? What are the right capabilities that we need for this different type of warfare that we're fighting today?"
Mr. Blair said he believes the world is better off without Saddam Hussein, he said he understands why some "families can't agree with me and will never forgive me for this decision." He added that "you put Prime Ministers in these positions to take decisions and to take them in what they believe to be the best interests of the country. That's not to say those decisions are right, but you always want your Prime Ministers to be sitting in that seat of decision making and doing what they think is right, because that's what you elect them to do."
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