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  • Sir John Chilcot's inquiry said the six-year conflict was unnecessary and disastrous
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  • A memo also revealed that Blair promised George W Bush: 'I will be with you, whatever'
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Blair hits back at critics who claim he made wrong decision

Blair has apologised for the Iraq War failings but insisted he still made the right decision. Credit: PA

Tony Blair has hit back at those who criticised his decision to go to war with Iraq saying they should say what would have happened if he hadn't.

The former prime minister told a press conference: "If someone is going to say that decision is wrong, then they need to spell out what would have happened if I had taken the opposite decision.

"And what isn't fair is to say 'well, I don't think you should have done that', but I don't take a view on what you should have done. I'm afraid, that's not decision making."

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