When I first called Tony Blair a liar, the BBC presenter was aghast at my statement. It was in the spring of 2002. Today, everyone agrees with me. Whatever the result of the elections may be, Tony Blair’s days are numbered. He is cornered and he is ready to be replaced by Gordon Brown at the helm of the New Labor.
Blair lied and more than 100,000 people have died. This is the grotesque and blood price of his “special relationship” with George W. Bush. Since then, none of the actions carried out in Iraq have led to anything else but to a stalemate and they have not reduced the resistance to the occupation. The avalanche of leaks in the British media shows that at the very heart of the British establishment there are many people who think that Blair must pay for what he has done. He lied to Parliament and to the Army, so he is a traitor.
If all the New Labor poodles were re-elected, why should they learn new tricks? What would be the meaning of democracy? To which new war would this “special relationship” drag us? Today, we are told that although the war might have been illegal, at least it removed a tyrant. They soon forgot the dead, the ethnic and religious crisis and the increase of fundamentalism caused by the war. In modern history, the war of Iraq is certainly the biggest calamity of our foreign policy. Blair will historically be linked to Iraq and his betrayal.

The Guardian (United Kingdom)

« These are Blair’s last days », by George Galloway, The Guardian, May 3, 2005.