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November 2, 2015

Blair’s spin

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November 2, 2015

Millions of people dead, injured or displaced, a country devastated for ages – and you just say, ‘sorry’? What if this were the other way around – Iraqi forces invading and occupying Britain and America and later saying: sorry. But as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has very correctly spotted, ‘Blair’s spin operation’ had swung into action as Sir John Chilcot prepares to publish the long-awaited enquiry report into the Iraq war. One thing is for sure, it is the Chilcot report that forced Tony Blair to spill a few beans of truth, otherwise till the recent past he was the only person on this globe to defend the invasion. I am sure a war crime tribunal can get far more facts from the people who planted, planned and executed the invasion in a systematic way and then forgot to put the genie of sectarianism back in the bottle.
Colin Powell’s memo confirms what the world knew for long that both President George Bush and Blair were on the war path from early 2002 onwards. Blair is still trying to play with words: “Iraq would be like Syria if we had not intervened in Iraq,” Blair, why you do not accept that Syria would not have been in the state it is now had the Americans not invaded Iraq. Both Bush and Blair ignored an unprecedented display of opposition to the war across all major capitals wherein millions of people demanded only one thing – ‘(invasion) not in my name’.
Masood Khan
Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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