I do not want to talk about Tony Blair....he is the main reason why I no longer vote Labour. The damage that he did to the party I'd grown up with and worked for still sits with me every time I am called on to vote!
The damage that he did to Iraq is just appallingly awful!
One of my nephews was one of his friends at Oxford. They still met occasionally when he was Prime minister . When asked about the plan to go to war he replied on more than one occasion.
"You don't know what we know!"
The insistence on Iraq having weapons of mass destruction was the main plank of his argument for invasion. There were none.
We called a day of prayer in my local church in the lead up the invasion.
People who had never been in the church before turned up to light candles and sit quietly in their pews!
In a very small village it was amazing how many people turned up .
Tony Blair misjudged all sorts of things in this determination.
I have avoided watching him on the television....I could throw rocks at it!
The damage done to another country and its people was simply appalling...
I truly believe that the movement of the jihadists now brutally trying to fight back using the most appalling methods is the result of our bombing Iraq.
I am hearing Tony Blair now on the radio....still protesting that war was justified!
A period of quiet is called for...
But first Tony Blair really should be man enough to apologise and say the words that would really matter..."I was wrong."
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