Tony Blair – Peace Envoy

I’ve just read this article about Tony Blair, our beloved former Prime Minister, who is stepping down from his role as Middle East Peace Envoy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32905468

Apparently he feels that he can best serve by not having any formal role. Now, I speak as someone who doesn’t really know what he’s done behind the scenes since 2007 but I do think there is something he could do that might make a big difference. This is to apologise for the mess that the Middle East is in ever since he and George W Bush invaded Iraq. There would be no ISIS, no crisis in Libya and Egypt if they hadn’t so dramatically upset an already very delicate and sensitive region. To this day I can find no credible reason why they did this AND why they thought this was a very good idea.

As a peace envoy to most Arab states he must be as welcome as an undertaker at a wedding measuring the guests up for their coffins. He should never have accepted the role in the first place and slunk away to hide under the nearest stone.

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