Blair’s ‘mad’ verdict on Iraq

“I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair has gone mad,” says Boris Johnson in The Daily Telegraph.

In an essay on his website about the disaster of modern Iraq, Blair said the invasion of 2003 was in no way responsible for the present crisis, in which al-Qaeda has “taken control of a huge chunk of the country and is beheading and torturing Shias, women, Christians and anyone else who falls foul of its ghastly medieval agenda”. Blair believes that this was “always, repeat always” going to happen.

The truth is that before 2003, there was no al-Qaeda [...]

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