Two thirds of the British public want Tony Blair tried for war crimes according to the latest YouGov poll.
During his second term as Prime Minister, it’s widely asserted that Blair knowing misled Parliament in order to mount an invasion of Iraq coalition with the United States.
With the aid of his notorious ‘dodgy dossier’ and infamous ‘weapons of mass destruction’ mantra, Mr Blair and his aids engaged in campaign of lies and deceit to convince Parliament of outlandish claims that Iraq posed a military threat to Britain.
The poll comes hot on the heels of Monday’s ruling by the High Court not to proceed with bringing a private prosecution against the ex-PM by the former chief-of-staff of the Iraqi army.
General Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat has asserted that Blair committed a “crime of aggression” by invading Iraq in 2003 to overthrow Saddam Hussain and bring about ‘regime change’.
Along with Tony Blair, the general intended on prosecuting two other key ministers of Blair’s cabinet; then foreign secretary Jack Straw and attorney general Lord Goldsmith.
Proclaiming that there was “no prospect” of the case succeeding, several bigwigs High Court Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the Lord Chief Justice and Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed the general’s application.
The invasion of Iraq prompted one of the biggest anti-war protests ever witnessed in Britain with more than a million people marching in London against the pre-emptive attack.
As a self-proclaimed and rabid globalist, Blair’s is a legacy of foreign interference and military conflict.
In his first six years in office, Blair ordered British troops into combat no less than five times, more than any other prime minister in British history.
These included Iraq in both 1998 and 2003, Kosovo in 1999, Sierra Leone in 2000 and Afghanistan in 2001.