Tony Blair Continues to Lie About Iraq

December 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Posted in American politics | 1 Comment

Now he says he would have opted for removing Saddam Hussein no matter what, because he was supposedly a threat to the region. This is, of course, a lie. Take it away Colin Powell and Condolleeza Rice

Colin Powell:

And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors. So in effect, our policies have strengthened the security of the neighbors of Iraq…

Think about what Colin Powell’s remarks here mean. 1. No WMD capability. 2. No threat to neighbors. Furthermore, Saddam was not killing his own people in any genocidal way in 2001-2003. There was no urgent need for action. This is very important, because Mr. Blair wishes for people to forget this point. Saddam was indeed a bad guy, as were his sons. But being bad has no precedent in International Law for the removal of said bad guy. Tony Blair worked on the “Blair Doctrine” in 1999, based on international intervention in domestic affairs of certain nations when humanitarian crises occur. Kosovo was the first such example. To this point, it is still the only example that actually fits what Tony Blair was talking about. He wants people to think Iraq was just another Kosovo.

Tony Blair and George Bush sold the war on WMD. When that proved false (as it was false), they shifted ground. They said, “look at the humanitarian crisis!” when there was no humanitarian crisis. They said, “He’s a threat to his neighbors” which is directly contradicted by the Secretary of State and by the National Security Adviser of the United States.

Tony Blair knows he is wrong, but doesn’t have the guts to admit it. He knows Iraq does not fit his Blair Doctrine, but is very afraid to admit it. He thought siding with Bush over Chirac and the other Europeans, would do better for Britain. But now that a new American president is in power, one who has naturally shifted away from Europe to the real new powers of this world—the Asian powers—Britain is really getting a short shrift.

I for one am glad Europe did not select him to be their first European Union president. It would have been embarrassing to have such a liar represent them.

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  1. At least the Brits are serious about holding their leaders accountable for war crimes. Tony Blair deserves Britain’s worst.

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