Some of the key quotes from the Commons debate on Iraq.
Commons debate: Key quotes
"This is a tough choice indeed. But it is also a stark one. To stand
British troops down now and turn back or hold firm to the course we have set. I
believe passionately that we must hold firm to that course" - Tony Blair
"The only persuasive power to which he responds is 250,000 allied troops
on his doorstep." - Mr Blair on Saddam Hussein.
"... the world has to learn the lesson all over again that weakness in the
face of a tyrant with a threat is the surest way not to peace, but unfortunately
to conflict." - Mr Blair
"Back away from this confrontation now and future conflicts will be
infinitely worse and more devastating in their effects." - Mr Blair
"Saddam Hussein has the means, the mentality and the motive to pose a
direct threat to our national security." - Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith.
"... the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time against the wrong
enemy." - Labour rebel Peter Kilfoyle.
"The action against Iraq is pre-emptive and demands an even higher level
of international support and consensus than other types of intervention. We
don't have it," - Labour's John Denham who quit as a home office minister in protest at plans for war.
"I have never once been persuaded as to the causal link between the Iraqi
regime, al-Qaeda and September 11. I do believe the impact of war under these
circumstances is bound to weaken the international coalition against terrorism
itself ..." - Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.
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"Tony Blair made a speech of power and passion"
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