Keith Richards supported Tony Blair over Iraq invasionNovember 5th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): While most of the world condemned Iraq attack, Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards was in favour, as he wrote a letter to then UK PM Tony Blair, backing the invasion.
The rocker agreed with Blair’s decision to join forces with the U.S. to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, and penned the politician a letter of support.
Moreover, Richards insisted he’d have happily joined armed forces in the country to help win the war.
“I sent him a letter saying it was too late to pull out now baby, you had better stick to the guns. If I had spare time I’d go out there and give them a shot or two myself… I’d terrify them!” the Daily Express quoted him as saying in his new book, ‘Life’.
It wasn’t the only correspondence between the pair - Blair sent the guitarist a get-well card after his 2006 fall from a tree. (ANI)
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