During the Dunfermline by-election, the Tories put out a leaflet quoting David Cameron saying: “Issues that once divided Conservatives from Liberal Democrats are now issues where we both agree. Our attitude to devolution and the localisation of power. Iraq.”
In other words, he was saying that the Tories now accepted it was right to oppose the Iraq war, which at the time they had supported.
Now we learn that in an interview with Jonathan Ross, to be broadcast tonight, Cameron backs the war.
The BBC reports:
Cameron backs Blair on Iraq war
Conservative leader David Cameron has said he still believes going to war with Iraq was the right thing to do.
In an interview for BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, he said the war had been “very unpopular” and some bad decisions had been made since it began.
But Mr Cameron said “those of us who supported” the military action should “see it through”.
On the issue of Iraq, he told Ross he supported Mr Blair’s decision to go to war.
“The world has got smaller and we have to recognise that what happens in other countries has a bearing on us,” he said.
He added: “You’ve got to do what you think is right even if it’s unpopular, that’s the only thing you can do.”
So which statement was the truth in this astonishingly blatant reversal of position?
Or does he think we’re all so stupid that no-one will notice?