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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:21 AM

'Blair Could Have Stopped Bush' - Kofi Annan [View all]

Source: AFP

'Blair could have stopped Bush'

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 8:12 AM

Former British prime minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion, ex-United Nations chief Kofi Annan claimed in an interview published Saturday.

Annan argued in an interview published in the Times newspaper that Blair could have changed Bush's mind because of the special relationship between the two nations and the two leaders.

Annan said he often had contemplated what might have happened if "Blair had said 'George, this is where we part company. You're on your own'," following the failure to secure a second UN resolution. "I really think it could have stopped the war," added the Nobel peace laureate.

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But a second resolution proposed by the US, Britain, and Spain in 2003 that called for action to be taken against Saddam Hussain's regime was withdrawn when it became clear it would be vetoed.

Read more: http://news.iafrica.com/worldnews/818957.html

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