Blair’s apology


British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair’s apology, which has come after 12 long years, is indeed late (“ >An apology from Mr. Blair,” Oct. 29). He has admitted his mistake and apologised for misleading his nation and the failure to prepare for the aftermath of Iraqi invasion but has not shown any remorse over the killing of Saddam Hussein. The invasion by U.S. and its allies, including Britain, only caused the loss of innumerable lives and resulted in the rise of the deadly Islamic State (IS). How can the world forget Mr. Blair’s forged sincerity when he used the pretext of non-existent weapons of mass destruction to invade Iraq when, in fact, it was he and the former U.S. President George W. Bush who were hiding the real truth? Mr. Blair and all those responsible for the invasion must face trial and cannot be allowed to get away with a mere, half-hearted apology.

Gregory Fernandes,


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