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Nicholas Leonard: Cameron seems to think Blair wrote book on handling Libya

Nicholas Leonard

Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron will get formal approval today from MPs at Westminster for his decision to take part in the near-war which the United Nations has launched against Colonel Gaddafi in Libya.

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The attacks on Gaddafi's air defences have, of course, already started and 'taking part' hardly begins to describe the key role that Cameron and his foreign secretary, William Hague, have played during the past hectic week in putting together a military alliance with backing from the UN and, even more crucially, the 22 members of the Arab League.

Those members, ironically, include Iraq and if there is one thing that Cameron would like everyone to know it is that the assault on Gaddafi is not, repeat not, another Iraq.

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