Tony Blair: the whole Middle East is under threat - but it is not our fault

From Blair himself, a deluded Liar! His epitaph as the Vatican Account Bag Boy, is the immoral destruction of a nation and death of a million. An arrogant, lying, duplicitous war criminal! Scum!

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Former prime minister argues in essay on his website that terrorists must be hit with force and that inaction over Syria has dragged the West toward the abyss

The Telegraph
By Tony Blair
14 June 2014

The civil war in Syria with its attendant disintegration is having its predictable and malign effect. Iraq is now in mortal danger. The whole of the Middle East is under threat.

We will have to rethink our strategy towards Syria; support the Iraqi Government in beating back the insurgency; whilst making it clear that Iraq’s politics will have to change for any resolution of the current crisis to be sustained. Then we need a comprehensive plan for the Middle East that correctly learns the lessons of the past decade. In doing so, we should listen to and work closely with our allies across the region, whose understanding of these issues is crucial and who are prepared to work with us in fighting the root causes of this extremism which goes far beyond the crisis in Iraq or Syria.

It is inevitable that events in Mosul have led to a rerun of the arguments over the decision to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003. The key question obviously is what to do now. But because some of the commentary has gone immediately to claim that but for that decision, Iraq would not be facing this challenge; or even more extraordinary, implying that but for the decision, the Middle East would be at peace right now; it is necessary that certain points are made forcefully before putting forward a solution to what is happening now.

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