Tony Blair continues to keep his head firmly in the Iraqi sand with his continual denials that his actions in invading the country have nothing to do with the present day battles with the jihadist ISIS group. He said, “We have to liberate ourselves from the notion that we caused this” and has denied that Iraq would be more stable if Saddam Hussein had remained in power.
Instead he placed the blame for the current crisis firmly on the Maliki government and made the extraordinary claim that the refusal by Britain to intervene in Syria’s civil war had created the conditions for the ISIS movement to flourish.
Blair has lost none of his warmongering ideology claiming that, “We have to put aside the differences of the past and act now to save the future,” and “Where the extremists are fighting, they have to be countered hard, with force.” This is correct Mr Blair – you do have to be countered with force as your policies have caused the countless blighting of lives, the butchery of women and children. Blood is dripping from your hands!
The removal of Saddam Hussein should only have been done by the people of Iraq. Your instigation of an illegal war based on phoney evidence was a crime. It is a crime that you misled the British people, that so many have been killed and that your actions will destabilize the region for a generation, placing the lives of British people at risk because of your extremist ideology.