In light of Tony Blair's remarks on the war in Iraq this past weekend, I am interested in sparking a debate and discussion about what people think. Specifically:
1) Was it a qualified apology?
2) If you consider it an apology, do you accept/reject it? Why/why not?
3) Does the apology matter? Why/why not? To whom?
4) What do you think about the timing of the apology?
5) Do you want this apology to be followed by anything else? By what?
Believe Blair was making honest hindsight comments on the War in Iraq - Not an Apology but recognition Big Mistakes were made, especially disbanding the Iraq Army - chaos prevailed -civil war took hold - Shiite vs Sunni vs Kurds. US Occupation was a Mistake (President Bush 2 should have followed example of his father In Iraq 1 War - Not occupied. While I was against Iraq 2 War in the first place, the Scale of the Disaster was to a great extent caused by Political Mismanagement. Blair concludes War succeeded in deposing Sadam; however, Sadam contained Iran which was and is more of a threat to the US and Middle-East-World Peace. .
Whatever might be the catalytic factor behind Blair's apology as perceived from different quarters such as the Chicolt inquiry, Blair has demonstrated a sense of remorsefulness. But the integrity of purpose and heart underpinning his apology/remorsfulness may be questionable .However, admitting that the invasion of Iraq did not worth it in the first place is a way forward to a reconciliation.The crises in the Middle East have been attributed by some persons to be the resultant effect of the errors surrounding the invasion of Iraq, this if not all has an iota of it. Besides,the act has been done at the detriment of some persons who sincerely wait for justice to be done having lost their lost ones.Truth may tarry for a long time, but it will surely come to limelight when the time is ripe for it.