Then and Now

Chris Bertram has posted a reminder of what Mr Blair said yesterday juxtaposed with what he said on 18 March 2003 about the existence or non-existence of weapons of mass destruction. Curious about what the Anglo warbloggers had to say back then, I glanced through Harry’s archive and found this nice snippet on a related topic:

Robin Cook’s resignation speech is being hailed as a great parliamentary moment but frankly such eulogies are indulgent introspection at a time like this. It matters not whether Cook is a good speaker – he is – but whether he is right or not. Obviously I think he is wrong. But if his speech is to go down [in] history then lets see whether this little phrase will stand up in a few months time: “Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in the commonly understood sense of the term – namely a credible device capable of being delivered against a strategic city target.”

It’s a good point to raise. Perhaps enough months have passed for Harry to revisit this little phrase and then to tell us where he now stands on the question of Mr-Cook’s-Speech-in-History?

UPDATE [6pm]: Matt T has more.

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