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Blair’s Iraq invasion was a tragic
error, and he’s mad to deny it

Telegraph U.K., by Boris Johnson

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Posted By:Drive, 6/16/2014 8:34:46 AM

I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair has finally gone mad. He wrote an essay on his website on Sunday (reproduced in the Telegraph) that struck me as unhinged in its refusal to face facts. In discussing the disaster of modern Iraq he made assertions that are so jaw-droppingly and breathtakingly at variance with reality that he surely needs professional psychiatric help. He said that the allied invasion of 2003 was in no way responsible for the present nightmare – in which al-Qaeda has taken control of a huge chunk of the country and is beheading and torturing Shias,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 6/16/2014 8:58:53 AM     (No. 9887627)

Boris, Boris, you are so wrong. Did you forget 9/11 too?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/16/2014 9:20:39 AM     (No. 9887664)

Everyone in the world is glad Saddam Hussein is gone, including the left. So the left is lying. We had 15 years of Iraq poking us in the eye, and we settled matters. The left even voted to go in and do it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mark34, 6/16/2014 9:35:33 AM     (No. 9887699)

Boris Johnson is right. Tony Blair is in denial, perhaps because he feel unbearably guilty about the disaster he helped to engender in Iraq by ordering the gratuitous invasion of that country in 2003.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 6/16/2014 10:03:52 AM     (No. 9887743)

I forgot, what role in 9/11 did Saddam have?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nigella, 6/16/2014 10:13:32 AM     (No. 9887756)

#3 Really? It´s easy to change the "facts" 10 years after the event....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 6/16/2014 10:29:38 AM     (No. 9887771)

Hard to deny that the current dilemma is not the result of our invasion. The question is is it worse than the dilemma the world would have with Sadam or his son Uday. Seems to me these mideastern countries require dictatorships to avoid "visible" violence. The world could care less about what it doesn´t see on Page 1.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: agrunt, 6/16/2014 11:47:16 AM     (No. 9887889)

Well his first name is Boris.

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