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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Tragic Moment in History

Alphen, Netherlands. 19 March.  Tony Blair suggested yesterday that the West would come to regret not intervening in Syria.  He is of course right.  Tony Blair had to make a terrifying call ten years ago which clearly weighs heavily upon him.   Equally, he must accept it is precisely his ill-conceived and under-planned invasion of Iraq ten years ago tomorrow that makes impossible any attempt to rescue the Syrian people.  Indeed, the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion and the linkages that could be inferred between that act and any Western intervention in Syria today that will doom the Syrian people to their terrifying fate.  Something more for Mr Blair to ponder.

Julian Lindley-French    

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