That nice Tony Blair is telling western leaders that they should intervene in Syria. The man who took us into war in Iraq, possibly the single act in the last ten years most likely to radicalize Muslims here and elsewhere, now wants us to do the same in Syria.
I remember thinking that making Blair Middle-Eastern Envoy for the quartet – UN, EU, USA and Russia, was an act of such supreme irony that the Greek tragedians, and indeed all playwrights since, would never have thought up a plot line so outrageous.
One hears that Blair is concerned about his place in history. Well, if his associations with that epitome of rectitude, the Murdoch press, are added to his political record, he certainly is giving future historians plenty to write about. Must be worth dozens of PhDs; probably hundreds…
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