Tony Blair was facing a furious backlash last night after sensationally claiming that he is seeking redemption for his decision to go to war in Iraq. The former Prime Minister uses his memoirs – published today – to confess his daily torment over the “nightmare” conflict and make his strongest expression of sorrow and remorse but he angered relatives of soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq by once again stopping short of apologising for the botched decision to join the 2003 invasion.
“I can’t say sorry in words; I can only hope to redeem something from the tragedy of death, in the actions of a life, my life, that continues still,” he says in the book.
Last night critics branded him a “hypocrite” for claiming to be seeking redemption while making millions in his new life after leaving Downing Street and senior Labour figures were also braced for the party’s leadership feuding to intensify after Blair delivers his verdict on Gordon Brown’s disastrous premiership.
Blair describes his successor as “difficult, at times maddening” and a “standard bearer for dissent” who resisted many Government reforms and put “relentless personal pressure” on his rival. He reveals that he continually agonised over his desire to sack Brown as Chancellor, but confesses that he ducked out because his bitter rival was “head and shoulders above the others” compared to rival Labour Cabinet ministers.
What a self-serving hypocritical bastard he is - and every bit as delusional as the cunt, Brownfinger! No-one is ever going to forgive him for what he has done and the sooner he realises that the better. He shamelessly sucked up to George Bush to put himself in a position to earn a fucking fortune when he left Downing Street - nothing more, nothing less!
The only thing that would at least go some way towards alleviating the pain of the grieving relatives of our armed forces whose sons, husbands and fathers have laid down their lives so that Blair and his wife, the Blair Witch, could fill their boots and their bank account(s), is if we were ever to elect a government with any balls or conscience at all, that Blair would be forced to face a war crimes trial in the Hague and end up languishing in prison for a very long time - and, of course, his and Slot-Gob's ill-gotten gains would also be seized by the court and divided equally among all those who lost their loved ones!