• Britain Still So So So Mad at Tony Blair

    The British people — who have never before been party to a brutal war or a lengthy colonial occupation — are still quite miffed over former Prime Minister Tony Blair's compliance with former President George W. Bush's war in Iraq.

    They're so peeved, in fact, that they've decided to subject their ex-leader to a second round of tough questions

    Blair, who sent 45,000 British troops to join the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, told the inquiry in his first appearance that Saddam Hussein was a threat to the world who had to be removed or disarmed.

    He also said he had no regrets about the military action, a comment that angered some of the relatives of the 179 British soldiers killed in Iraq.

    The inquiry, which began in November 2009 and is headed by former civil servant John Chilcot, was set up by Blair's successor Gordon Brown to learn lessons from the conflict and is not designed to assign guilt or blame to any individual.

    Presumably, the Brits are angry because this particular attack on a sovereign nation was not their own idea and did not involve muskets and dapper crimson-hued coats.

    It's enough to give any failed imperialist power a sadz.


    Tags: George W. Bush, Iraq, Tony Blair, United Kingdom

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