Tony Blair, the former U.K. Prime Minister, wrote his memoirs. He supports Bush in his decision to preemptively invade Iraq in 2003 in order to topple the Saddam Hussein regime. Blair thinks this was warranted as Saddam posed a significant threat to the security of the world.
A threat that warranted spending one trillion dollars?
Enough of a threat to have 4,400 U.S. military women and men die?
There are still tens of thousands of soldiers in Iraq now. Tens of thousands more came home injured, maimed, traumatized and emotionally bankrupt.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have lost their homes, their loved ones, their livelihoods. The country is struggling with internal strife at the edge of civil war.
Saddam Hussein and his two murderous sons along with their entire regime are gone.
Blair and Bush are now both retired, writing their books from the safety of their armchairs, justifying their decisions to each other burnishing their medals and supporting each other’s decisions.