DF: We shouldn’t have toppled Saddam Hussein
Now, the foreign affairs spokesperson of Dansk Folkeparti (DF), Søren Espersen, has stated on the P1 radio program ‘Slotsholmen’ that he regrets his party was part of making the decision to invade Iraq and topple the sitting dictator Saddam Hussein.
“Of course we should have never ousted Saddam Hussein and created all that drama. The secular leaders, including Gadaffi in Libya and Mubarak in Egypt, stabilised the Middle East. We helped topple all of them and create this current chaos,” Espersen said on ‘Slotsholmen’.
Iran, not Iraq
DF, along with Venstre and Konservative, made up the majority in Parliament needed to send Danish soldiers to fight in Iraq
Espersen wasn’t in Parliament at the time, but he was an advocate of the war through his position at the time as DF’s head of communications. He was eventually elected an MP in 2005.
“My Israeli son-in-law said it already back then. He was in the paratroopers in Israel and said ‘it’s the wrong country you are attacking. It should be Iran’. I should have listened to him,” said Espersen.