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Blair: ‘I’d Do It Again’

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Posted on Jan 29, 2010
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Tony Blair, shown in a file photo, rejected claims he manipulated intelligence to justify the invasion and denied making any secret deal with George Bush.

Sticking with a position that appears based more on pride than empirical reasoning, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair waded through six hours of questioning at an inquiry in London with a resilient defense of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. —JCL

The BBC:

Tony Blair struck a defiant note in a six hour grilling by the Iraq inquiry insisting it was right to remove Saddam Hussein and said he would do it again.

He rejected claims he manipulated intelligence to justify the invasion.

And he denied making a “covert” deal with George Bush to invade Iraq in April 2002 a year before the war began.

The former prime minister said he had been open about what had been discussed the US president’s ranch—which was that Saddam needed to be “dealt with”.

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By Druthers, January 30, 2010 at 4:36 am Link to this comment

I can only hope that wherever he goes there will be someone there to repeat - Liar - Murderer.
I wish it were the same for George Bush and his fellow evildoers.

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By bEHOLD_tHE_mATRIX, January 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment
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The scales of justice could be balanced by suspending
both the necks of Prince George and Toady Tony from
each end while the pile of bones of dead Iraqi children
serve as the fulcrum.

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By Nap, January 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment
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Naturally he would do it again, the British have been doing it for over five centuries and don’t have anything else to do for the next five.

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By Hammond Eggs, January 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment

By C Quil, January 29 at 6:34 pm #

The man is a liar. Always has been. Always will be. Now he is looking for forgiveness in religion.

Robert McNamara essentially tried the same thing.  He is currently walking around aimlessly in Hell, feeling as if he is always just one minute away from committing suicide.  Blair will eventually join him.

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By NZDoug, January 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment

he should be doing a jig on the end of a rope with bush for the millions theyve
killed and maimed.

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By 7man, January 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
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Where is the shoe?

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By C Quil, January 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment

The man is a liar. Always has been. Always will be. Now he is looking for forgiveness in religion.

Is there anything that could possibly punish him for what he’s done? You can’t bring the dead civilians and soldiers back. You can’t heal their families and their country.

I only hope that if Blair has any shred of a conscience left, it will eat him alive and never allow him to sleep soundly again.

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By Karl, January 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment
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21st century Eichman being smug and arrogant about masterminding the genocide against Iraqis.

He should be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

That said, Obama is no better. He’s escalated the wars he promised he’d end. Is it me or BO is really a pathological liar?

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By Arabian Sinbad, January 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm Link to this comment

So this pathetic liar, mass-murderer and 21st century Christian crusader had the audacity to go in front of a so-called inquiry hearing to continue feeling proud about his crimes against humanity. And the farce was decorated with few family members of British killed soldiers in Iraq, who booed him and two women who shouted at him “you are a liar” and “you are a murderer”.

Is this all what a so-called democracy can muster against a mass-murderer?

In light of this, I believe that all British and all Americans are guilty and complicit in the mass-murders that both Bush and Blair committed and continue to be committed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet those two criminals were left to continue their terms in office and to continue to torture the few conscientious among us who get sick at seeing mass-murderers get away with it and continue to cause us nightmares with their ugly faces and infamous names continue to surface on the airwaves and media outlets.

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By liecatcher, January 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment


That beady eyed weasel even looks like his cohort.

And like “W”, he will never tell the truth.

Thanks to truth telling websites with credible
journalists & despite MSM propaganda,we don’t need
their confessions to know the truth.

Bush3 has started more permanent wars with arrogance,
impunity, & even got a Nobel Peace Prize for war

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By Thomas J. Coleman, January 29, 2010 at 11:51 am Link to this comment
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Shameless, pathetic, contemptable, baldfaced, world class Liar.

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