Oy, these obtuse idiots.
Iraq was on course until 2003 UN bombing, says Blair
Patrick Wintour, political editor
Tuesday June 19, 2007
Tony Blair yesterday warned the west not to lose the will to win the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as he hit back at those who claim the Iraq war has gone wrong because of a lack of planning.
The prime minister said the real turning point in Iraq came on August 19 2003, when 23 people - including the UN representative, Sergio de Mello - were murdered when the UN building in Baghdad was blown up by a truck bomb.
"What happened in August 2003? They murdered the UN special representative and his staff by blowing up the UN headquarters. At that moment we had a fundamental decision to make as an international community - did we say 'we are not going to let you succeed' or did we say 'this is going to be really difficult?"
So Blair gets called out the other day for having known that there was no exit strategy and for having willingly put UK troops into a conflict that was open ended.
But that wasn't the problem. The problem was those meanie insurgents bombed the UN Headquarters and killed some UN people. Not a problem when they killed soldiers and civilians, but it totally screwed up everything when the UN staff got blown up?
August of 2003? I thought the Conventional Wisdom was that everything was going hunky dunky until the Golden Mosque got hit? I do realize the meme is changed on an hourly basis there Tony, but try and keep up.
This man needs to go away and STFU.