October 25, 2015
Tony Blair has issued a public apology for the Iraq war, sort of.
This comes after a Hillary email on her illegal bathroom server showed more proof that Blair conspired with Bush to hoax the intelligence used to justify the invasion. But that isn’t being mentioned.
Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq War – and admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State.
The extraordinary confession by the former Prime Minister comes after 12 years in which he refused to apologise for the conflict.
Blair makes his dramatic ‘mea culpa’ during a TV interview about the ‘hell’ caused by his and George Bush’s decision to oust Saddam Hussein.
In the exchange, Blair repeatedly says sorry for his conduct and even refers to claims that the invasion was a war ‘crime’ – while denying he committed one.
How does that work, exactly?
Both the Downing Street Memo and these recent Clinton emails prove that he was just as aware as Bush that the intelligence was being fixed.
I suppose he can’t openly admit that he committed a war crime, as there are already all these calls to prosecute him.
Blair is asked bluntly in the CNN interview, to be broadcast today: ‘Was the Iraq War a mistake?’
He replies: ‘I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong.
‘I also apologise for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime.’
Challenged that the Iraq War was ‘the principal cause’ of the rise of Islamic State, he said: ‘I think there are elements of truth in that.
‘Of course you can’t say those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation in 2015.’
In the ‘trial by TV’, respected US political broadcaster Fareed Zakaria accuses him of being President Bush’s ‘poodle’ over the conflict. Blair’s confession comes a week after The Mail on Sunday published a bombshell White House memo revealing for the first time how Blair and Bush agreed a ‘deal in blood’ a year before the invasion.
I have no idea why he’s decided to to this now, but there is presumably some reason for it. Definitely not good for Jeb Bush, who is currently trying to defend his brother’s move to invade this country on admittedly faked intelligence.
It is really insane to look back at what was going on in the years following 9/11. These people were literally claiming that Saddam Hussein was going to nuke America, and Americans – and many Europeans – went along with this unfounded and completely nonsensical claim.
It goes to show that the masses will really go along with anything, especially in this age of mass electronic media. It shows that from the start, the concept of “democracy” is a hoax.