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22/06/2014

‘Blair should be lecturing on Iraq from the dock at the International Criminal Court’

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Wight* on Russia Today, 20 June 2014 — It has been heartening to witness the backlash against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over his attempt to deny any responsibility for the chaos and carnage that has engulfed northern and eastern Iraq in recent days.

Tony Blair at at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos | Photo by Remy Steinegger |Wikimedia Commons

Blair at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos | Photo by Remy Steinegger | Wikimedia Commons

While thousands of ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] Sunni extremists are engaged in a determined attempt to reach Baghdad, leaving a trail of carnage in the process, Tony Blair remains resolute in claiming that there is no connection between this and the hell in which Iraq has been plunged, even more than a decade since the 2003 onset of the war which he and former US President George W Bush unleashed.

As someone averred among the avalanche of Tweets sent excoriating the former prime minister over his recent denials, this is about as serious as claiming there is no connection between him having sex with his wife and the existence of his children.

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