London ( A F P ) : Tony Blair's admission that Britain would have back the Iraq war even if he knew it did not have weapons of mass destruction sparked outrage Sunday and calls for his prosecution for war crimes . Blair told the BBC he would " still have thought it right to remove " Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein of the threat he posed to the region " . Lawyers representing the deposed Iraqi leadership said they would seek to prosecute Tony Blair following his remarks . Dr Hans Blix the former UN weapons inspector added : " The war was sold on the WMD and now you feel or hear that it was only a question of deployment of arguments .". I think that Tony Blair, G.W. Bush and the rest of the tyrants should be prosecuted for war crimes and atrocities against humanity .