Unlike President Carter, neither Blair nor Bush seems to have had any active military service nor recollections of the horrors of WW2.  One wonders if one or both might have backed off from the attack on Iraq had war been any sort of reality in their consciousnesses.  Bush still seems to see his war crimes as amusing side events to his press conferences and appearances before carefully selected approving audiences.  But Blair looks to be a bit somber and may be awakening from the madness that he unleashed.  There is still time for him to get it right somewhere down the line.  I wonder?  At any rate both deserve the world’s contempt for the chaos that they have unleashed in the Middle East.  May we be spared an apocalypse due to their naive hubris.  Such are the accidents of human history — for better and worst.

* Carter attacks Blair’s Iraq role *
Former US President Jimmy Carter criticises Tony Blair for his “blind” support for George W Bush over Iraq.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/americas/6672035.stm

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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