‘Sir Bono’ Says Blair Is Wrong on Iraq


After receiving the Legion of Honor medal from French President Jacque Chirac, Bono addressed journalists outside the Elysee Palace in Paris. When asked for his opinion on British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s position on Iraq, Bono replied, “Tony Blair is to me a great politician. He is sincere in his convictions about Iraq, but in my opinion he is sincerely wrong.”

Asked if he approved of Chirac’s policy of urging more time for UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, Bono said, “How can you not be for peace?” (Source: Agence France Presse)