Now, five years later, he stands by that decision arguing that Iraq was a just war.
Perle does acknowledge, however, that mistakes were made in the occupation of Iraq and he traces those mistakes to the top of Washington DC's power corridor.
He says George Bush, the US president, failed to lead what became a fractious, dysfunctional administration.
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This episode of Riz Khan aired on Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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