I’m sure there are very few people in the country who truly believe any of the major players in the Iraq war will be brought to justice as a result of the Chilcot enquiry. But for Tony Blair to use it as a soapbox for more war-mongering – this time against Iran – is shocking.
Iran is only a threat if its mission is suicide! They couldn’t set off a nuclear bomb without being destroyed themselves. And while the Iranian administration may be a lot of things, they do still value their independence and indeed their existence.
I am not naive enough to believe that they are only producing nuclear power, not weapons. But they are being watched so closely it would be difficult for them to do anything with said weapons. And what right do we have to stop them when we hold nuclear weapons, with no great desire to give them up? Don’t be fooled by Obama’s pledge to cut nuclear either: that policy runs alongside one of increasing Hellfire missile use – ones that rip the air out of your lungs.