Dick Cheney lavishes praise on Tony Blair in new bookBreaking News
Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, has used his new memoir to heap praise on Tony Blair and insist that the torture of a key al-Qaeda terrorist helped foil a devastating attack in Britain.
But he also indirectly rejected British denials that a plot to attack Heathrow Airport in 2003 was foiled thanks to the torture of Abu Zubaydah, an al-Qaeda commander, by US agents.
He claims to have said George W. Bush did not see war with Iraq as inevitable but stressed "if he decided to go to war, we would finish the job. We would remove Saddam Hussein".
Other evidence suggests the US had in fact decided on military action by this point. Mr Blair's view is said to have "tightened" the following month, when he met Mr Bush at the president's ranch in Texas....
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