The always ridiculous Tony Blair is in the news today.
Fearing the Iraq Inquiry's report (I'm expecting a whitewash, myself), War Criminal Tony has begun making statements. John McTernan (TELEGRAPH OF LONDON) quotes him stating:
"I’m accused of being a war criminal for removing Saddam Hussein – who
by the way was a war criminal – and yet Jeremy is seen as a progressive
icon as we stand by and watch the people of Syria barrel-bombed, beaten
and starved into submission and do nothing."
McTernan goes on to wonder what if the protests had stopped the Iraq War.
It's funny how this crowd loves to play what-if only when they lose.
I have no idea what would have happened.
I'm not a psychic.
But if diplomacy is so ineffective, then let's all save money by gutting our state departments and foreign ministries.
If those are just photo ops, if that's all they're good for, save taxpayers around the world a great deal of money by doing away with those departments.
However, if they actually matter, let's start using them.
More to the point, if you conducted an illegal war based on lies, you are a War Criminal.
That's on you.
So stop trying to frame it as, "Saddam Hussein would still be in power!!!!"
Maybe he would, maybe he wouldn't.
But you're the one who lied.
You're the one who started the war.
Would the world have been better off without Tony Blair's actions?
That's a guess.
I'd guess yes.
But that's a guess.
What is known is that he lied.
What is known is that the war was illegal.
What is known is that he's a War Criminal.
It is dependent upon the criminal to defend themselves.
It's not my job to present a defense for him.
And he was long ago convicted in the world of global opinion.
And the court of public opinion is all world leaders usually ever face.
That's also reality.
Reality also includes that bombings today in Iraq have killed at least 7 Iraqi soldiers in Taji and at least 28 people in Baghdad.
More blood on Tony Blair's hands.
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