2/01/2010

Tony Blair: An Unrepentant Liar

Tony Blair, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007, was called to appear before the Iraq Inquiry in London on January 29, 2010. During his six hours of responding to questions, he repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with his vehement support for the American war in Iraq, offering a feeble litany of shallow and self-serving excuses. Once again, Mr. Blair proved himself to be an unrepentant liar. He also proved himself to be a man without honor, a man without principle, and a man without remorse.

It seems that Tony Blair actually has come to believe his own foolish lies. He lied at the beginning of the war in Iraq, and he has continued to lie ever since. In 2003, instead of doing what was in the best interests of Iraq, or doing what was in the best interests of the United Kingdom, he foolishly chose, instead, to do what George W. Bush wanted him to do. Mr. Blair knowingly allowed his country to be drawn into the hell of an immoral and unnecessary war that resulted in tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians being killed. For that reason alone, he deserves to be harshly condemned.

As a citizen of the United Kingdom, I find it necessary to express both my shame and my anger in regard to the evil actions of Tony Blair. He should be regarded henceforth as a figure of utter infamy. He may choose to self-righteously deny being an accomplice to mass murder in Iraq, and he may refuse to express even a hint of regret in regard to the heavy suffering of the Iraqi people, but he can never remove the deep stains of blood from his own reputation.