Yes, I was against the war in Iraq. Yes I know that if we had not gone to war Saddam may still be in power there and Yes, I can recognise that getting rid of Saddam Hussein was a success. So, given those things, I can welcome today's verdict that Saddam Hussein is guilty of the charges of murder in Dujail.
However, I don't accept that Iraq is a safer place to live now, I don't think the area is more stable, I don't think we have helped reduce the threat from terrorism in the area by being in Iraq, and I don't think the people want us there. I did not support the war at the time, and I still don't. I am consistent on that (unlike the Tory Party).
So in short, this was the right verdict on Saddam, but still the wrong war !