Quote of the Day: Tony Blair's Lethal Combination of Power and Appalling Judgment
George Monbiot savages Tony Blair in the wake of the extraordinary outcome of the Chilcot inquiry -- a seven year investigation of the Labour Government's role in the shambolic invasion of Iraq in 2003: Blair, the co-author of these crimes, whose lethal combination of appalling ...read more
Tony Blair Wants to Go into Iraq. So We Definitely Shouldn't Go into Iraq.
"It is a bizarre reading of the cauldron that is the Middle East today, to claim that but for the removal of Saddam, we would not have a crisis....The reality is that the whole of the Middle East and beyond is going through a huge, agonising and protracted transition. We have to ...read more
Surprise! Tony Blair Wants to Intervene in Syria
Tony Blair hasn't learned much from his catastrophic mission in the Middle East. One would think that after the decade long bloodbath in Iraq and an equally disastrous carnage in Afghanistan, he may have tempered his views on foreign interventions. But no, the most despised ...read more
How Tony Blair's Advice to Rebekah Brooks Over Phone Hacking Scandal Suggests He Lied About Iraq War
For those not aware, the infamous Hutton Inquiry was a supposedly independent report commissioned by the Labour government in Britain over the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq and biological warfare expert, in July of ...read more
The Morning Banter: Woman Says Hiring Hitman 'Easier Than Divorce', The Best Advice Ever & Tony Blair Still Not Done with Middle East!
Happy Wednesday Banter readers! Here's what you should be talking about today: 1.God Save Us All: Tony Blair Wants to Help Bring Democracy to Egypt Apparently, Tony Blair has forgotten what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan, and wants the West to get more involved with the ...read more
Is it OK to Celebrate Margaret Thatcher's Death?
There's a big hullabaloo going on in Britain about Margaret Thatcher's death and the subsequent celebrations in pockets around the nation. In Glasgow's George Square (where protest about Thatcher's poll tax took place in 1989), hundreds of people gathered wearing hats, opened ...read more
Why Conservatives Won in Britain and Why they will Lose in America
The Conservative Party in Britain won the general election in 2010, inheriting one of the worst economies in recent history. New Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown had failed to spot the inherent flaws in their economic platform and sat helpless as the financial sector ...read more
Kofi Anan Tells the Truth: Blair Could Have Prevented Iraq War
Tony Blair thought himself brave for facing down the dictator of a 5th rate military power with an economy as big as a mid sized British city. Blair spent years justifying the invasion of Iraq after it had happened, defining it as a moral decision dictated to him by God to stop ...read more
Crossing the Rubicon on Civil Rights - Has Obama Gone too Far?
By Ben Cohen: There's a debate swirling around the blogosphere between progressives and the hard Left in regards to Obama's civil liberties and foreign policy record, specifically his signing of the NDAA, the continuation of Guantanamo, the use of drones and the assassination ...read more
Desmond Tutu Says Tony Blair Should go to the Hague
Following his decision to cancel his 'Leadership' talk at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg last week with Tony Blair, Desmond Tutu has penned an article for the Observer outlining his rationale behind the well publicized snub: On what grounds do we decide ...read more
Tony Blair Still Despised on World Scene, and Rightly So
Good for Desmond Tutu. From the BBC: Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of an event because he refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair. The veteran peace campaigner said Mr Blair's support for the Iraq war was "morally indefensible" and it would be "inappropriate" for ...read more
Tony Blair Grilled Over Relationship With Rupert Murdoch
Tony Blair has told the Leveson inquiry that Rupert Murdoch did not lobby him directly over media policy when he was prime minister and highlighted examples where his government had gone against the News Corporation founder's wishes. Blair said on Monday that he and Murdoch had ...read more
Amazingly, After Losing Two Billion Dollars JP Morgan Still Shuns Regulation
By Ben Cohen: The news that JP Morgan Chase lost $2 billion this quarter due to what CEO Jamie Dimon called 'errors, sloppiness and bad judgment” should come as no surprise given the state of regulation on Wall St. While regulators are trying to ensure these 'sloppy' ...read more
Tony Blair Revealed to be God Father to Murdoch's Daughter
The ongoing revelations about the incestuous relationship between the media and political establishment in Britain took another twist when it was revealed yesterday that Tony Blair is God Father to Rupert Murdoch's 9 year old daughter. From the Telegraph: The former prime ...read more
Bush and Blair Planned Iraq War Regardless of 2nd UN Resolution
New evidence has emerged that supports the notion that George Bush and Tony Blair planned on attacking Iraq regardless of a second UN resolution. From the Guardian: Britain and the US were planning to take action against SaddamHussein without a second UN resolution five months ...read more