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03 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Blair should take responsibility for Iraq.

But he won’t. He can’t
This is not a debate, it’s a bloody, blood-soaked disaster for which the former PM should take responsibility

By Robert Fisk Friday, 3 September 2010

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Tony Blair was in Washington this week for the Middle East talks in his role as peace envoy. Has this wretched man learned nothing? On and on, it went during his BBC interview: “I would absolutely…”,”I definitely…”, “I believed absolutely clearly…”, “It was very, very clear that this changed everything” – “this” being 11 September 2001 – “Let me state clearly and unequivocally”, “The Intelligence picture was clear…”, “legal justification was quite clear”, “We said completely accurately… “Because I believed strongly, then and now…”, “My definitive view in the end is…” You would have thought we won the war in Iraq, that we were winning the war in Afghanistan, that we were going to win the next war in Iran. And why not, if Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara says so………………………………….

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Israeli and Palestinian leaders face talks critics new

Analysts on both sides questioned the ability and desire of their leaders to negotiate a peace accord.

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Schnabel’s true romance inspires tale of love across cultural divide

Arifa Akbar: Director premieres ‘Miral’, a film clearly inspired by deeply personal forces, at Venice Film Festival………………………………

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UK’s extradition pact to be reviewed

  • Arrangements with US and EU to be reviewed after rows over McKinnon and Ubani cases ………………………………………………
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    Chief rabbi challenges Hawking claim

    Lord Sacks accuses astrophysicist of logical fallacy in book excluding possibility of supernatural creation……………………..

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    Deadly bombing at Pakistan rally

    More than 50 people killed in suicide bomb attack at large protest in southwestern border city of Quetta.
    Last Modified: 03 Sep 2010 14:47 GMT

     

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    Deaths as Russian wildfires return

    Fresh wave of blazes engulfs southern towns, killing at least eight people and destroying hundreds of homes.

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