The 2.6 million word Iraq Enquiry Report commissioned seven years ago, are bound to make life difficult for Tony Blair. It is a pity that the same thing is not happening in the USA with regard to George Bush.
It does not take a degree in rocket science to conclude, in the light of the complete political and social destabilization of Iraq and neighbouring countries, that the 2003 war with the deposition of Saddam Hussein was ill-advised to say the least, motivated by a near-fabricated existence of weapons of mass destruction and the assumption that Saddam Hussein was about to unleash them against the West.
The report will surely confirm that the Iraq war was grossly unjustified and that it caused the death of thousands of soldiers and Iraqis.
For a time the so called western powers, namely the USA and Britain, have been toying with the idea that they are the “world police”, entitled to depose governments at all cost and interfere with middle eastern countries, in a grovel of hidden oil and domestic weapon industry interests.
Let’s start by saying that if the British had not left the Middle East in a mess in the late fifties, and if the Americans had seriously engaged in convincing Israel to concede to the creation of a Palestinian State (on the other hand how could they when Wall Street is still ruled by Jewish financial power?) we would probably not have had an Osama Bin Laden, 9/11 and the rest.
On top of that, the two western powers went to war in Iraq , which had the effect of awakening a sleeping dog as it were, galvanizing a brewing Islamic radicalism against the West, apart from sending young British and American soldiers to a war without a justifiable cause in which they perish. Moreover, the resulting destabilization of Iraq has been massive and has also had a domino effect in recent times leading to the dreaded Isis phenomenon which is holding the world to ransom.
Following the Iraq Enquiring Report some mothers of young British soldiers who met their death in Iraq are now calling Blair a “terrorist”.
Perhaps this a too strong word, but seeing the consequences of the Iraq war in terms of bloodshed following the creation of splinter sects warring with each other, the growing radicalization against the West, the unrelenting slaughter of innocent civilians by suicide bombers, one could say that George Bush and Tony Blair have blood on their hands.