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    In 2003, Saddam Hussein was the most powerful - and militarily belligerent - leader of the Arab states.

    He had a track record of using chemical weapons in war against Iran and against Kurds in his own country and had been refusing to co-operate with weapons inspectors. The UK had intelligence (later to be found to be baseless) that he had concealed WMDs.

    Al Qaeda had shown their hand in September 11 and would be a ready buyer for WMDs.

    George W Bush was gunning to take the US in to war with Iraq and wanted support from the UK.

    We all know what Tony Blair did, but how would have Conservative government have handled the situation?

    Would they have let the US go to war unilaterally and refused to stand by them?
    Would they have tried to strike an appeasement deal with Saddam?
    Would they have directly opposed the US through the United Nations?
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    They would have apposed the war because they are bunch of pacifist traitors.
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    A lot of it seemed based on Tony and W. Relationship. Assuming that relationship did not exist in could see Britain still going in but a much smaller contribution. Blair also had a strong majority and an ineffective opposition, would this be the same for a potential tory government? This is why I dislike counter factuals , too many variables.

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    Think they would have done exactly the same.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    In 2003, Saddam Hussein was the most powerful - and militarily belligerent - leader of the Arab states.

    He had a track record of using chemical weapons in war against Iran and against Kurds in his own country and had been refusing to co-operate with weapons inspectors. The UK had intelligence (later to be found to be baseless) that he had concealed WMDs.

    Al Qaeda had shown their hand in September 11 and would be a ready buyer for WMDs.

    George W Bush was gunning to take the US in to war with Iraq and wanted support from the UK.

    We all know what Tony Blair did, but how would have Conservative government have handled the situation?

    Would they have let the US go to war unilaterally and refused to stand by them?
    Would they have tried to strike an appeasement deal with Saddam?
    Would they have directly opposed the US through the United Nations?
    One would have hoped that the Conservatives would have required a much clearer idea on post-war nation building. Labour under Blair didn't really do history. One hopes the Tories would have done better.


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    They most likely would have not invaded Iraq and stayed out of it.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    In 2003, Saddam Hussein was the most powerful - and militarily belligerent - leader of the Arab states.

    He had a track record of using chemical weapons in war against Iran and against Kurds in his own country and had been refusing to co-operate with weapons inspectors. The UK had intelligence (later to be found to be baseless) that he had concealed WMDs.

    Al Qaeda had shown their hand in September 11 and would be a ready buyer for WMDs.

    George W Bush was gunning to take the US in to war with Iraq and wanted support from the UK.

    We all know what Tony Blair did, but how would have Conservative government have handled the situation?

    Would they have let the US go to war unilaterally and refused to stand by them?
    Would they have tried to strike an appeasement deal with Saddam?
    Would they have directly opposed the US through the United Nations?
    The Conservatives would have had more nerve in standing up to George Bush.
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    Complete fantasists. They would still have been a US Poodle.
    The uK wanted Sadaam gone as much as the US.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    In 2003, Saddam Hussein was the most powerful - and militarily belligerent - leader of the Arab states.

    He had a track record of using chemical weapons in war against Iran and against Kurds in his own country and had been refusing to co-operate with weapons inspectors. The UK had intelligence (later to be found to be baseless) that he had concealed WMDs.

    Al Qaeda had shown their hand in September 11 and would be a ready buyer for WMDs.

    George W Bush was gunning to take the US in to war with Iraq and wanted support from the UK.

    We all know what Tony Blair did, but how would have Conservative government have handled the situation?

    Would they have let the US go to war unilaterally and refused to stand by them?
    Would they have tried to strike an appeasement deal with Saddam?
    Would they have directly opposed the US through the United Nations?
    Well I know it's not as straight forward as this, but I think that most Tory MPs voted in favour of the war, so that probably gives you some idea how a Tory government would have handled it.
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    probably sold him WMD's or something
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    I'd like to think that the Tories would have still chosen to crush the tyrant that was Saddam, hopefully with more planning though.
 
 
 
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