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Ex-British PM Tony Blair blames inaction on Syria for current turmoil in Iraq

Blair denies Iraq violence result of 2003 invasion (via AFP) Tony Blair hit out on Sunday at critics who linked the 2003 invasion of Iraq with the current violence in the country, blaming instead the West’s failure to act in Syria. The former prime minister, who led Britain into the…

Leaked emails reveal bitter political struggle between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

A former Downing Street aide released a trove of emails documenting the bitter power struggle between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during their time in government. One of the emails, released by Blair’s strategic communications director Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, indicates that Brown told Blair to quit as prime minister as the…

Tony Blair supports intervention against Assad regime in Syria

West must stop ‘wringing our hands’ and protect Syrians from Bashar al-Assad and al-Qaida affiliates, ex-prime minister says Tony Blair has called on the west to stop “wringing our hands” as he endorsed intervention against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and warned governments against ostracising the military dictatorship in Egypt.…

Friday Genius Ten “Oh God No” Edition

Congrats to Tony Blair, of all people, for being nominated for the Literary Review’s annual bad sex award. The award is usually given for nauseatingly written sex scenes in fiction, and in fact Blair’s memoir is the first non-fiction ever nominated. For this, I dedicate today’s Genius Ten to Tony…

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