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Tony Blair: when ignorance is bliss ~ Matt Carr’s Infernal Machine.

Every time I write about Tony Blair, I tell myself that it will be the last time.  But then I find myself coming back, time and again, like a dog to its vomit.   It isn’t because Blair is so interesting in himself.  On the contrary, the more he appears in the media and utters his banal and narcissistic pronouncements, the more he reminds me of a cross between the gardener Chance in Being There and Bismarck’s depiction of Napoleon III as a ‘sphinx without a riddle.’

For me Blair’s interest, such as it is, derives from his political role, and particularly his role in the Iraq war and a dangerous and fervid promoter of the new 21st century militarism.   Last week, there was a sharp and disturbing article by Chris Doyle , the director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding

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