Is Tony Blair off his rocker?

From the BBC Removal of Saddam Hussein 'right', says Tony Blair.

A few very scary Blair quotes:

It would have been "right to remove" Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein even without evidence that he had weapons of mass destruction, Tony Blair has said.

But you did not argue that at the time. You told us it was because of WMD. Yet you knew they did not exist. In other words you lied to us.

"That's why I sympathise with the people who were against [the war] for perfectly good reasons and are against it now, but for me, you know, in the end I had to take the decision."

So you now admit there were good reasons even when we did not know you were lying to us. Now everyone knows you lied. So the "perfectly good reasons" look even more perfect. Despite that you would not listen to anyone.

But he went on: "I think people sometimes think my religious faith played a direct part in some of those decisions, it really didn't."

Well bang goes the idea that it is a Christian faith. If Christian faith dos not play a direct part in decisions you make then it is not Christian faith. Completely off his rocker! How can you claim to have role to play in the world because of your Christian faith and then also claim it had no impact on the moral decisions you made! Duh. No wonder you don't worry about lying.

2 thoughts on “Is Tony Blair off his rocker?

  1. Helen

    Yes, but, can you imagine the fall out if the UK Prime Minister claimed that the Christian God had told him to go to war with a Muslim country? WW3?

  2. Dave

    Interesting, a good point. A few other things to consider:
    - He lied. Does anyone think that helps with relationships with Muslim countries, or Muslims in the UK, or anyone else anywhere?
    - Seems to me that I remember GW Bush and other members of his government pretty much did say they were going to war because of what the Christian God had told them. Yet no WW3.
    - Seems to me that Muslims are going to be pretty unconvinced by a person of faith who claims that faith does not impact their decisions. That is just as crazy for a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu, a Buddhist etc as it is for a Christian.
    Of course if you are going to claim that the Christian God has told you to do something then it would be a good idea if that something were in line with the teaching of Jesus (as in Love God, Love your Neighbour, Love your enemies, Repent, Forgive …).


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