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Fear is now removed: Blair

Agencies | December 14, 2003 18:05 IST

British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday welcomed the capture of former Iraq president Saddam Hussein.

"It removes the shadow that has been hanging over them for too long of the nightmare of a return to the Saddam regime," a statement from his office said.

"This fear is now removed. It also gives an opportunity for Saddam to be tried in Iraqi courts for his crimes against the Iraqi people. We should try now to unite the whole of Iraq in rebuilding the country and offering it a new future.

"I pay tribute to the work of the coalition intelligence and military forces in capturing him," the statement said.

Blair, who flew back to the UK from a summit in Brussels on Saturday, was US President George W Bush's closest ally in the war in Iraq.

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Sub: Tony

Blair obviously has no brains. Tony, the biggest threat to the world is from the terrorist you befriend. A professional liar, looter, oil thief and ...

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Sub: Fear is now stronger

Bush and Blair have proven that they can invade any nation worth the cost for the interests of US companies, and the world be damned ...

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There is nothing to say thank-you for killing tens of thousands of innocent IRAQI people. There is no justice in supporting the wars & crimes ...

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