What did Blair think his job was?

I’m shamelessly going to quote my Dad’s blog, not because he is my Dad but because he is right. He dissects Tony Blair’s defence of the decision to go to war in Iraq, as given to Jeremy Paxman.

The idea that at that historic moment it had been Tony Blair’s personal responsibility to take that ‘hard’ decision whether to remove Saddam or to “leave him there”, “still running Iraq”, is not only weird: it is also frankly frightening, because it suggests that our prime minister is unable to form a realistic view of his own responsibilities, of the limits on Britain’s power and responsibilities in the world, or of his place in it.

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