The Blair ‘which’ project? Former PM tries to salvage reputation by insisting US and UK use military force in Iraq?

Tony Blair is busily partying like it’s 2003 as he insists the UK must become militarily involved in Iraq. Almost everyone except neocons in the USA and UK, disagree.

Tony Blair has urged western governments to recognise that they need to take an active role in the Middle East, saying the west should consider military options short of sending ground troops.

The former prime minister said there was a huge range of options available, including air strikes and drones as used in Libya.

Blair was speaking on UK morning TV shows after writing a lengthy essay setting out how to respond to the Iraq crisis, including his belief that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not the cause of the country’s implosion.

He said: “It is in our interests for this jihadist extremist group to be stopped in its tracks. I understand entirely why people say ‘it is nothing to do with us and I don’t want to hear about it’.”

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