I have never put the justification for action as regime change. We have to act within the terms set out in resolution 1441—that is our legal base.
The point about these interventions, however, military and otherwise, is that they were not just about changing regimes but changing the values systems governing the nations concerned. The banner was not actually "regime change", it was "values change".
What we have done therefore in intervening in this way, is far more momentous than possibly we appreciated at the time.
Quite so. And perhaps not in a good way.