Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Friday, 30 May 2014
W.M.D. - T.B. - G.B.
I know I keep coming back to the subject of the now defunct, Anglo-American 'special relationship', but since it has become defunct, people are understandably seeking reasons for the billions of pounds lost on, and thousands of lives sacrificed for the Iraq war, as prosecuted by Misters Bush and Blair.
If any scapegoats should be sought in this country, then you couldn't do better than to ask Tony Blair a few relevant questions. The publication of the transcripts of all the hundreds of phone calls and letters which passed between our Prime Minister and the President during and in the run-up to the invasion have - yet again - been blocked for reasons of 'national interest', and they have been blocked by none other than Mr Blair himself. I wonder why?
Our current (Conservative, in the main) government can do nothing to speed up the publication, because the decision to come out in the open can only be made by the administration who were in power at the time, namely 'New Labour'. The President of the U.S.A. would be in a similarly impotent position, even if he were being asked questions about the whole business, which he is not.
All of this would not be so fucking galling if Tony Blair had just shrunk into the shadows to give after-dinner speeches for £40,000 a go and let everyone else try and clear up the mess like he was supposed to, instead of getting himself the most highly-paid jobs on offer, the most inappropriate one being 'Middle East Peace Envoy'. Peace Envoy! For Christ's sake!
And - to make matters worse - he says that it is for Christ's sake. He has turned into a bible-bashing, pompous, evangelistic talking-head who pops up constantly on the British media to give his bloody opinion about everything that no longer concerns him, like some elder statesman who never made a wrong decision in the whole of his self-serving and sordid career.
Can you imagine how angry ordinary British people get when they are lectured and moralised to by a man who not only single-handedly destroyed the real Socialist party which others had spent so many years fighting to create for them, but also lied his way into a bloody war which has all but destroyed any possibility of genuine peace in the Middle East and left an aftermath of blood behind it which is still being refreshed to this day?
There can be no doubt that the factions that make up the world-wide group of murderous fanatics called Al Quaida have been greatly assisted by Tony Blair's involvement in the revenge for 9/11, and they seem to go from strength to strength whilst using another 'ally' - Pakistan - who even the Americans are becoming utterly exasperated with.
There are lessons to be learned from the Iraq War - vital lessons - but the British Labour Party do not want them to be learned. That might cost them the next election.