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The study rejects the accusations: Have not tightened the intelligence in order to get Denmark into the war - TV


I don't know what you base the assumption on

Former prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (V) refuses, to his government ahead of the iraq war in a number of cases doesn't pass on any important information to the Parliament or 'tightened' information

It says he, after two researchers from the University of Copenhagen, denmark on Tuesday has published an independent review of Denmark krigsdeltagelse in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

I've certainly not even been tightened any of the reviews I have received. I have not participated in, and also, I believe there is a basis for saying that the information has been misleading, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The decision to deploy the Danish military was not taken rashly of myself or anyone in my government. Such a decision will always be a trade off between the consequences by taking action in cooperation with our allies, and the consequences of failing to take action. We have seen in Syria that there are consequences when we decide not to act,"says Anders Fogh Rasmussen to TV. The examination was ordered by a majority in Parliament in after V-government the year before had disbanded the Iraq and Afghanistankommissionen. Anders Fogh Rasmussen was open on the exchange rate, but quite closed on the process, noted investigator for the Rasmus Mariager. In the report, it becomes among other things, pointed out that the government got intelligence that there was no secure evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. But the then government with Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Parliament and in the media, that this was the case. It was a common assumption - not just with the american and british intelligence services, but also in the Parliament - that, of course, had Saddam Hussein (Iraq's former president, ed.) weapons of mass destruction.

But the decisive factor was, of course, that the decision to go into Iraq was that Saddam Hussein did not cooperate with the UN and not weapons of mass destruction. The researchers also point out that the government was informed that an invasion of Iraq could lead to chaos in the region and terror.

It reached according to the report does not go to the Parliament.

An assessment of whether there can be a destabilization in the region, will ultimately be a political judgement.

In advance was Saddam Hussein, a destabilizing factor in the region. And that an invasion of Iraq could lead to new constellations in the area, all the figure out, says the former prime minister.

Although there may be some information that is not passed on to the Parliament, then it must be clear to everyone that there will of course be consequences to go into - and by not doing it, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

It also began as a 'political discretion' internally in the government, that there was a basis to go to war, if not UN backed. The interpretation was later adjusted to that the government indicated that there was sufficient legal basis.

The government also knew that the USA's goal with the war in Iraq was a change of government.

But it failed to tell, since the Foreign policy Board asked about it. The government said several times to the Danish Parliament that the Danish goal of the action was a disarmament of Saddam Hussein. It was commonly known that the americans wanted a regime change. It knew of any It was already decided under Clinton, so it may not come as a surprise to anyone that it was the USA's goal, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen today.

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