Letter to The Times (unpublished) on Tony Blair and his Iraq accusers
26 October 2010
Having finished reading Tony Blair's autobiography, I was struck by how compellingly and forcefully he refutes the specific allegations made against him over Iraq: namely that he lied about WMDs, misled Parliament and that Dr David Kelly's name was released maliciously. Given that such serious allegations against him were levied by people so utterly convinced of his guilt I am surprised by the dearth of articles by his many critics rebutting the precise arguments deployed by Blair in A Journey. Their silence now speaks volumes and is in stark contrast to their volubility several years ago.