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Tony Blair Should Get An Oscar: The Actor Plays A Chilcot Inquiry

by | 23rd, January 2011

TONY Blair is talking about Iraq again. He’s trying to explaining why he took the country to war. Grease paint. Lights. Action…

Time perhaps for a little blunt and direct talking.

Can Anorak nominate Westminster’s greatest Thespian for a Golden Globe, Bafta and an Oscar?

In an ideal world he could collect them all just before the War Crimes Tribunal he should be facing.

During his recall to the Sir John Chilcot Iraq War inquiry he said he “of course” regrets the loss of life. The  loss of British and Allied troops, friendly Iraqis and even the the non-friendly ones.

He was booed for that by the grieving parents of slain servicemen. Relatives who are demanding answers to still unasked questions.

He skipped over Attorney General Goldsmith’s reluctance to confirm a military action was legal and the turnaround two-weeks later after a meeting in the US.

In what was an incredible side-tracking manoeuvre, he also turned an arched eyebrow and steely glinting eye to the irritating thorn in his power broker’s arse Iran- and said the West should stop pissing about and sort it out. In the interests of posterity and clarity he did not say that will be from a “surgical/tactical low-yield nuclear strike” probably launched from the British-held Island of Diego Garcia in the lower Indian Ocean. The weapons are there and ready and who told you so?

Trouble from paradise?

It is Sunday, it’s January 23, 2011 so let’s have an-out-and-out full-on crow…just which august organ helped the Sunday Herald blow that thrice denied grand plan open to public gaze almost a year ago?

A little like the much more reported and discussed case of the missing McCann child this tale runs deep and the story still has legs and many dark paths to stride.

One essential difference is this Blair chiller will end with more deaths in an accidental mushroom cloud which will poison the world’s politics and stability for a very long time… It will be interesting to hear the Lib Dems end of the UK coalition government’s view on that one when it air bursts.

And, just in case we forget, the preamble to the first Blair Chilcot performance was best summed up on Sunday, January 25, 2010 (exactly a year ago) here: What could possibly go wrong?

A lot has and a lot will go wrong . Tone has spoken and it is true

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