Tony Blair: Syria conflict is to blame for current Iraq crisis – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

Tony Blair last night accused critics of the war in Iraq of trying to “wilfully” claim the current crisis in the country is a result of the original invasion.

In a 3,000-word essay, Mr Blair rejected claims that he was to blame, saying that if the West had not rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein, the crisis in the Middle East would be worse.

“We have to liberate ourselves from the notion that ‘we’ have caused this. We haven’t. We can argue as to whether our policies at points have helped or not; and whether action or inaction is the best policy and there is a lot to be said on both sides. But the fundamental cause of the crisis lies within the region not outside it,” he wrote. Mr Blair added that it is a “bizarre reading of the cauldron that is the Middle East today, to claim that but for the removal of Saddam, we would not have a crisis”.

George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Tony Blair are directly responsible for the humanitarian disaster that is the meltdown in Iraq. The Iraq war was totally fraudulent. We know that now. We can prove that those three knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. So that turns that little misadventure into what is known as a war of aggression. That means that each and every last death now counts as a murder, opening up those three to war crimes charges.

Perhaps UKIP may wish to work with USov to get the process started.


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