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Iceland’s first lady objects to war in Iraq

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s first lady Dorrit Moussaieff, said in an interview in news program Kastljós on Sunday that she considered Iceland’s support of the war in Iraq a mistake.

Interviewer Eva María Jónsdóttir quoted an interview with Moussaieff from an American newspaper in 2003, where Moussaieff had said that Iceland’s support of the war in Iraq was a mistake, and asked Moussaieff whether it was still her opinion. RÚV reports.

“Yes, of course it is still my opinion, but I am not supposed to get into politics,” Moussaieff replied. “It is my opinion that the war in Iraq should have never taken place. You don’t fight people who don’t harm you.”

“If the object was ‘the war against terror,’ all this did was increase terror in the world. And this was so easily predictable. Iraq was the one country that had no terrorists, where women had equal rights to men. […] Look what has happened to it now. Is the world any safer? Most definitely not,” Moussaieff said.

The Icelandic president and the first lady are supposed to be non-political representatives of the country.

Dorrit Moussaieff was elected the woman of the year 2006 by Icelandic lifestyle magazine Nýtt Líf.

Click here to watch the interview with Moussaieff on Kastljós.

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