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The audacity of an apology

This refers to the editorial, ‘Blair’s apology’ (October 27). One cannot help being amazed at the audacity of the former UK prime minister. While admitting that the invasion of Iraq resulted in the present chaotic mess in the Middle East (including the rise of Isis), the former UK prime minister says it was a ‘mistake’, conveniently omitting to mention that most experts had warned that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction at the time. 
 
Had Blair been the leader of a Third World country, he (and Bush) would have been tried as war criminals. The least Britain and the US can do is offer asylum to all Syrian refugees stranded in Europe.

Shakir Lakhani
Karachi
Printed in The News, October 29, 2015

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