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Monday's Connector: Tony Blair

July 21st, 2010
07:21 PM ET

Tony Blair is one of the most influential statesman in the world and during his time as British prime minister, he helped bring both prosperity and division to his country.

Tony Blair is your Connector of the Day.

Tony Blair is your Connector of the Day.

Blair, who was prime minister from 1997 to 2007, helped bring the Labour party back into power after nearly two decades in the political wilderness.

Many Brits may remember Blair for bringing prosperity to their country, but many others will remember him for his decision to send British troops to war in Iraq.

Since Blair left office, the 57-year-old has been keeping busy with a number of important initiatives, including acting as an envoy for the Middle East and consulting for a number of private firms.

Today, as part of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Blair is working closely with a new project called "Faith Shorts 2010."

The global film competition is an opportunity for young people to express their faith through film - whether it be Christianity, Hinduism or Islam.

The top 50 filmmakers were given camera equipment to showcase religion and the way they believe it breaks down barriers.

"By gaining insights into the lives of young people across the world, this competition has the potential to build bridges across cultural and religious divides," Blair said.

"I hope this competition will provide a platform for creative and talented young people and an opportunity for filmmakers to see their work promoted on the global stage."

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  1. Joel Mesaros

    How do reconcile your efforts for peace in the Middle East with your complicity with the war in Iraq and documents such as the Downing Street memos.

    Best,

    Joel Mesaros

    July 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  2. Keira

    My question would be: What is your opinion about those who say that religion (ALL of them) causes more problems and divisiveness than solutions?

    Having said that, I do commend him on this idea to bring people together. Education IS key to understanding. A for effort!

    Keira
    NY

    July 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  3. Jurgen R. Brul

    What is your opinion on the 2008 controversial Islam-Dutch film Fitna from Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV)?

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Paramaribo, Suriname

    July 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  4. Chris

    Peter Mandelson has said in his book that you didn't get on with Gordon Brown who succeeded you as Prime Minister. What do you really think of Gordon Brown and what are your impressions of the new British Prime Minister, David Cameron?

    July 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  5. Tracy Chou

    Did you agree revoluation or reformation? If, to win a war and to prevent a war they are equal important, to win a war is not a best way, to prevent a war is not a only choice.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  6. Le Quy

    How do you think about the future stability of the coalition government of UK at the moment? Do you think about a potential problem for this government?

    Le Quy

    London

    July 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  7. Mies

    I guess you know the Political situation of Ethiopia, and you are friend of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, What do you feel about the Ethiopian Prime Minister stay in power for 24 years including the coming 5 years? What do you see the position of Ethiopia 10-15 years do you agree on the Prime Minter says? what about the relation of Ethiopian Christians ans Islam?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  8. Tamon Bah Ndasi

    Hi Mr. Former PM.

    I am a Cameroonian student in Germany. My question is, mindful of your good heart towards Africa (which most western leaders lack), what is your greatest regret when ever you look at Africa today, something you could have changed or help change as PM.

    God bless you

    July 21, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  9. Kevin Rooney

    Mr Blair,
    Did you ever believe Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and your efforts in the North of Ireland would eventually lead to such a peaceful settlement. Granted, the dissidents still pose some threat but we a a thousand miles away from the situation in 1997 and a million miles away from the situation in the 70s and 80s. Considering the Sinn Fein and the DUP were sworn enemies of one another and are now sharing power in Belfast is this like a dream come true for you?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  10. danelle

    Would you say that films such as 'The Queen' and/or 'Special Relationship' present an accurate image of you and your modus operandi in the British government?

    With best,

    Danelle
    Manhattan

    July 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Reply
  11. Smudge, Switzerland

    Could you please tell us how faith is a powerful force for good in the modern world and how it provides a viable solution for many pressing global problems?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  12. Toochi Chris

    What will you say about the CIA’s final report dated April 25, 2005.. "the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has gone as far as feasible and has found nothing, closing an investigation into the purported programs of Saddam Hussein that were used to justify the 2003 invasion".

    Toochi Chris
    Johannesburg South Africa

    July 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  13. Tim

    Do you think that the use of media management and people like Alistair Campbell or Andy Coulson are a good or bad addition to British Politics?
    Or
    The reform of the House of Lords only went as far as removing the hereditary peers and creating a majority in the Lords for your Labour Party, do you regret not going as far as elected Lords, and why didn't you?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  14. Greg

    Without the non-religious people of this world trying to arrogantly convert the religious, do you think that likes of eg. Richard Dawkins could actually have some useful input in the promotion of religious global understanding?

    July 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  15. Jamie Douglas

    In view of the current Chilcot inquiry ,and todays statement By Nick Clegg, along with hundreds of hours of testimony that clearly showed how you rushed into this illgal war, based on lies, fabrications, as well as ignoring senior advisors, should you and Jack Straw not be sent to The Hague, along with Former US President George Bush, as well as his secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, His Secretay of State Condaleeza Rice et al.., to be ried as the war criminals you truly are? Hundreds of thousans dead, to depose a despot that was willing to go into exile. The world economy destroyed, with the help of your and the Americans greedy form of capitalism. (Milton Friedman The loss of all respect for the UK and USA as a result of their handling prisoners, ignoring the Geneva convention. I could go on for a long while, but let me just assure you, that if there is a God, he will not give a damn about your conscience driven conversion to Roman Catholicism. The dead and tortured will be in Heaven, while you will rot in hell for all eternity. Enjoy it! Jamie Douglas

    July 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  16. Jamie Douglas

    Jamie Douglas is writing from Patagonia, Argentina.

    July 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  17. Sam

    we strongly believe that change and transformation of society and her values lies with the young people, the wealth of a nation is in her values expressed in her young people, and we must commend the former british prime minister for his resolve to strengthen the values of young people irrespective of the faith they represent.
    Sam
    Student ministry, Kharkov Ukraine

    July 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  18. Habs

    Mr Blair, whichever way you may want to portray yourself in the eyes of the public, as a PM or businessman or an envoy. Your past and current contacts and relationships highlight the fact that you are a religious extremist just like people you fought.
    The only difference between you and Mr Ben Laden or the Talibans is that you are a legal terrorist hidden in today's manipulation of legislations and lobby achievements.

    One day you will be judged like everyone else, with no one to lobby the lord out of your case.

    All the best.
    Habib

    July 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  19. norma Dove-Edwin

    Has changing your faith from anglicism to catholicism made a spiritual difference to your life or any difference?
    N. Dove-Edwin

    July 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  20. Graham

    Will we ever know the truth about your term as Prime Minister and will you be the one to tell it in your memoirs? How will Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson be protrayed and was there really enough justification to go to war with Iraq?

    July 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  21. Oliver Bush

    Do you feel that the remit of the government of a people is to implement the will of the people?
    Do you feel that it is the remit of governement to implement what is best for the people, regardless of their will?
    I assess the first question to relate to democracy, the essence of it at least.
    Bearing in mind your response to the earlier questions, do you feel that you have conducted yourself in a manner that is sufficiently respectful to the nation you made yourself elligible to serve?

    Please elaborate to a degree that you imagine the asker of these questions would expect.

    July 21, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  22. John

    Given that society worldwide trends towards secularism, what role do you feel Faith & Religion can serve in this 21st Century World Order?

    Greetings,

    John (London, U.K.)

    July 22, 2010 at 12:27 am | Reply
  23. ...Marie Rea

    How do you sleep at night? you together with G.Bush should be done with war crimes. Most people in the UK hate you for all the misery and deaths you have caused. You are a capitalist and went along with Bush so that you could go to the USA to make your millions. You are supposed to be the UK Middle East Envoy but what have you done for the people in Gaza...NOTHING....I believe that what goes round comes round and one day you will pay the price.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:36 am | Reply
  24. steven

    Do you see the blood of palestines,s people has the same value of israel.s .if so what is the difference.

    July 22, 2010 at 12:51 am | Reply
  25. Michael

    Am reporting from Portugal,Most people believed that education and accurate religion teaching could eradicate terrorism,dissident,treason,insurgent and defect. How can one intend to give these set of people education when they had already made up their minds with preposterous practise which has being halting world peace,is there a possible solution way to deter their bigoted mindset,rather then sending Soldiers to fight them which in turn lead to waste of Money and life.

    July 22, 2010 at 1:02 am | Reply
  26. Oliver Bush

    I thought of a few more less general questions:

    I feel dissapointed in the section of the electorate that they elected you. Does the fact that the elected you leave you with concern for the future of civilised society?

    Do you feel that if you intentionally decieved your electorate that a discussion with a Catholic priest (or similar) will absolve you, or any percieved sub or super component thereof, suchas a soul, of any indescretions against that electorate, for instance intentional deception?

    I was going to ask whether you feel the people of Iraq feel your direction of our nation toward them was beneficial. Somehow i feel that posing the question would be disrespectful to the good folk of that nation. Do you not feel shame regarding the whole Iraq debacle?

    Do you feel that it is acceptable to have our young men killed in government sanctioned war zones on the present rationale? If so, why?

    If you felt the world would benifit from your demise, would you fall on your own sword in the samurai sense?

    Is this the behaviour you expected of Saddam?

    Do you feel the net result of your actions represent better life for the folk of Iraq and improved security for your electorate? If so, how?

    There are a lot of questions. I feel entitled to an answer in that I am British and you worked to my fractional ends. I feel disappointed that these answers are not readily available via local government. Are you able to assist in reforming the process? If not, would you choose to should you be in a position to do so?

    I write this from Sheffield, Yorkshire in true curiousity. A man does not become a politician without concern for society unless he is a nutter. You don't look like a nutter so I conclude you have lost your light. Id that how you see it too?

    July 22, 2010 at 1:14 am | Reply
  27. John Jangiya

    Lilongwe, Malawi.

    Do you think the invasion of Iraq was justified given that there are no weapons of mass destruction, the main reason for gpoing to war? Iraq is now a very dangerous place, and could have been better if Sadam was still President. He nebver had nuclear ambitions. Do you really have any sympathy to the miseries you have caused to the lives of ordinary Iraqs as a result of a war that had no justification but to meet the imperialist mind of the US and the desire to control Iraqs natural resources?

    July 22, 2010 at 3:39 am | Reply
  28. Robert Wise

    How could the public listen to the tiniest thread of logic from Mr. Blair on Middle Eastern peace when it has been established that he was directly involved in the debacle in Iraq that has led the death of millions of innocent Iraqis? Doesn't Israel sit on a nuclear stock pile (for years) and wasn't it found that Iraq had none? Thanks...

    July 22, 2010 at 3:48 am | Reply
  29. colin

    Never mind Africa, everybody gives them, mostly to no avail.
    My question is: When will you be setting up a foundation for taking care of the many children of the many soldiers who died as cannon fodder while still believing they were saving us from WMD most of us didn't believe existed.
    Surely its time to show some orginality, after all, the one thing those soldiers must have had in common at the time of their death was faith in you Mr Blair.

    July 22, 2010 at 4:22 am | Reply
  30. Jack Bell

    Why cannot the International Community stop Isreal "settlement" expansion? We give it lip service and then give Isreal more aid.

    July 22, 2010 at 5:43 am | Reply
  31. James Leslie

    Mr Blair,

    Always been an admirer of yours....and your honesty in regards to your Faith. It inspired me some years ago when .
    How do you reconcile/Liberal politics with a real Christian Faith? And how did you cope with the moral contradictions of the Labour movement and that of Christianity?
    Most Christians cant get past conservative views on Politics because of the Moral issues that Liberal politics resist....

    July 22, 2010 at 6:20 am | Reply
  32. Rajesh Bhardwaj

    Hello Tony.

    How did you handle the pressure of being the 'most hated man in Britain' during the last few years of your administration? In my opinion you are still the best PM Britain has ever had but at the time there were some negative opinions about you.

    What advice would you give David Cameron?

    Rajesh Bhardwaj, London

    July 22, 2010 at 6:25 am | Reply
  33. James Leslie

    Got cut of in the second line....need to add to when "I observed you confess your faith in an interview very candidly on the BBC".

    Please correct my comment if possible moderator. Or submitt as it is if you cant.

    July 22, 2010 at 6:27 am | Reply
  34. Jim

    Since your popularity in the US is mainly based on your support for President Bush and Iraq War (look at the medals etc you get), how do you reconcile the huge amounts you earn for lectures in the US with the lack of a massive blair annual donation to the various hospitals and rehab untils that support wounded soldiers. Dont you think that at a minimum you should be donating a percentage of each speech ?
    Sadly, you tend to come across as rather sleezy now, taking whatever money you can get whilst distancing yourself from any responsility either for the war or the aftermath.

    July 22, 2010 at 6:33 am | Reply
  35. Rawan

    Dear Mr Blair,

    What are your thoughts on the situation in Darfur and President Bashir's ICC arrest warrant? Do you think it is fair for the U.S to apply double standards against Sudan?

    Rawan,
    Khartoum, Sudan

    July 22, 2010 at 6:55 am | Reply
  36. priyath

    I think England should give up Anglicanism and adopt Catholicism.
    Just like you did.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:15 am | Reply
  37. Farouk

    Mr Blair

    Do you remember when was your first lie ?

    July 22, 2010 at 7:23 am | Reply
  38. Eugene

    Hi Tony,
    I know you were into music and played the guitar when younger. Knowing what you know now, would you rather become a musician?
    Would you rather make people smile than make mother cry? Politics corrupts – and you are no different. Just a human...
    Would you rather be a musician?
    (to the editor: it's ok to paraphrase my question if you think it may be deemed offencive – just keep the same meaning, please)

    July 22, 2010 at 7:27 am | Reply
  39. Brian Sides

    You were told many times that the war with IRAQ was illegal.
    Also that there was no imminent threat from IRAQ
    But still you prepared for war while trying to get a legal opinion that
    the war was legal. WHY and WHY did you lie about what you new.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:44 am | Reply
  40. Thomas Mathew

    @ Tony Blair I don’t understand why you were like the wagging tail of George W. Bush , perhaps the most idiotic country head of recent times
    @John It may be true that society in Europe especially Britain trends towards secularism. But I am afraid it is secularism of the impotent kind which is creating a cultural vacuum and that vacuum is going to be filled up in a way you do not desire. You can ban British Airways airhostesses and BBC anchor persons from wearing crosses, but crescents and head covered women (whether or not burqua is banned) are going to be common sights in Europe soon. We Indians aspire to be secular, but that is not by banning religious symbols, but by celebrating other religious festivals and respecting the religious symbols, not by banning them
    @ priyath What makes you think England should give up Anglicanism a nd adopt Catholicism? Just out of curiosity , I am asking .

    July 22, 2010 at 9:14 am | Reply
  41. Rupert

    Hello, you haven't yet finished your job – you must please return Gibraltar back to Spain so it can be ONE contrary the same as making Walvis Bay part of Namibia???

    I have the perfect answer to Israel, copy South Africa. Let out all the prisoners, even the murders against the State, change the Flag for ONE country for Jews and Palestians, ONE parlement for ALL Jews and Palistians. There will never be real 100% PEACE if this doesn't happen. It is working in Northen ireland, ONE army, ONE police force!
    The ANC were once Freedom Fighters, all white males had to join the army for 2 years to fight the ANC, today we live in peace? Sport scantions.were imposed against South Africa in the 60's and today we held the World Cup, put that in your hat!!!! Now South Africa has won The Open, cool! A real Rainbow Nation!!!

    July 22, 2010 at 9:20 am | Reply
  42. Ragas

    He became a full blown catholic ONLY after leaving the office!!! Rather interesting !

    Perhaps, he now believes he can repent all his crimes by going in to a confession room and ask for forgiveness?

    But which religion is going to forgive his lies ?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:33 am | Reply
  43. Jeevan

    Do you believe that Iraq has transferred its WMD to Iran just before US-UK invasion ? Because Iraq knows that US made up his mind to attack Iraq. So its the perfect solution to Embarrass US-UK and its successful. Whats your opinion about this ?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:45 am | Reply
  44. Shani Farrin

    Mr. Blair,
    I have been a big fan of yours, though I have never been to UK. I My question to you is "We know you were presented with loads of so called evidence by US, CIA and other agents to gain support in Iraq war. What I would like to know is, which of these so called evidence did really trigger you to agree to Bush's wish to attack iraq? Then again, when none of you still couldn't find any mass destructive weapons, how do you really feel for attacking innocent civilians in this so called process of freeing the innocent from the devilish Saddam? How is it that nothing that Israel does seem to be wrong to you or any other politicians? Don't you democratic country people see innocent children and disabled/ old people living in Iraq, palastine etc as human beings?

    July 22, 2010 at 9:53 am | Reply
  45. Gdicm

    Hi Tony,
    Now that we know that Muhammad read what we now call the 'dead sea scrolls' maybe even stole them and placed them in the cave himself, and never was spoken to by God, is there not a case for telling muslims that he lied and they must change their religion as they will be told by Yeshua they must anyway? Prepare them. We need a single religion. We do not need liers.
    "God gave them great delusion that they should believe a lie" the Jew's Bible (yours and mine) correctly says.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:08 am | Reply
  46. Ammar

    Israel with its continuous policy to expand settlements in Jerusalem and West Bank provoking Palestinians, Arabs, and the Muslim world; do you believe the present Israeli government is genuine about making peace in the Middle East? Doesn’t this undermine your mission as a peacemaker?

    July 22, 2010 at 10:11 am | Reply
  47. helen

    The peace agreement in Northern Ireland was initiated by PM John Major.Therefore, it is not Tony Blair that should take all the credit.

    Also, he did not bring prosperity to our country. He brought self gratification for himself and his wife. They took all the free gifts that were going and built up a fortune for themselves at the expense of the British people.

    His legacy is self importance, greed and warmongerer. He should not be a peace envoy by any stretch of the imagination.

    July 22, 2010 at 10:34 am | Reply
  48. Astaroth

    Are you part of the Bilderberger group? Is it true that you and other powerful figures want to create a one world government?

    July 22, 2010 at 11:16 am | Reply
  49. Afrimode

    Do you consider yourself a war criminal and therefore needs to face the ICC at the Hague?

    July 22, 2010 at 11:26 am | Reply
  50. Charles

    He didn't bring prosperity, Labour inherited a booming economy and then borrowed and spent awful lot of money off the back of it.

    July 22, 2010 at 11:34 am | Reply
  51. xavier baudet

    How do you feel about the enduring poverty in British slums that you promised to fight when you first ran for PM?

    July 22, 2010 at 11:37 am | Reply
  52. LWR

    Rt Hon Mr. Blair,

    Would you by any chance know the definition of " a pathological liar" ?

    July 22, 2010 at 11:48 am | Reply
  53. Ibrahim Nathaniel Baraka

    Hi Tony. I respect you so much for your legacies. But then it seem not to have impacted Africa as much as expected... could you kindly do more to Africa?

    July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  54. david

    Mr Blair,how can you live with your conscience after lying to the world and
    going to war illegally for O.I.L (oil,israel,lies).After you join with bush to destroy a middle east country, you accepted bush appointment as middle east peace envoy without an ounce of remorse.How callous,cold blooded,immoral,hypocrtical can anyone be,Even in this position you are not repenting for your sins.What did you say or do about Israel's murderous incursion into Gaza,is this area not part of the middle east?
    You should by now be in the Hague in stripe clothing! war criminal!

    July 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  55. CR

    How do you think the lack of human rights, especially in terms of religion, in Iran will be resolved?

    July 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  56. Nangyalay

    Mr. Blair,
    Could UK be better if it´s out of EU?

    July 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  57. Ndamu Sandu

    I have no doubt Mr Blair's initiative will do well. But I cannot resist asking him when he will live up to his billing as an international statesman and ensure the crisis he started in Zimbabwe, a personal war between him and Mugabe, will give Zimbabweans closure. Mugabe has been and is corrupt, a dictator and does not believe in rule of law but that was not a licence for Blair to call for sanctions on the country, influencing the whole of the western world, and then fade into the limelight and be called "world statesman." It is the people who have suffered and continue to suffer, so why doesnt Mr Blair take on this honourable cause of sorting out his mess before engaging in anything else? I am now beginning to believe Mugabe was right in his railings against Blair because as far as I am concerned, the sanctions have not Mugabe and his cronies, but the poor, myself included. Who should I blame and what does Mr Blair have to say about this?

    July 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  58. woravutlacharoj

    http://woravuttruepeace.blogspot.com/2010/07/aladdin.html

    July 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  59. david nicholl, uk

    How do you reconcile your Christian faith with accusations of complicity with torture?

    July 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  60. Lizzie

    How do you reconcile your faith with your action in Muslim countries like Iraq?
    Thanks

    July 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  61. Rupert

    ps Israel can also be a Rainbow Nation, the Poltitions wouldn't have a job!

    July 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  62. michael franklin-harris

    Mr Blair Can You Please Go And Live In The USA Full Time, PLEASE.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  63. Kuri Veritas

    The view of Tony Blair on Sudan's president not being arrested in Tchad,
    don't surprise me at all! Ask him about his best friend Kagame of Rwanda and all the crimes he has committed what is he doing about that
    "Spain's Prime Minister Zapatero has refused to meet Rwandan President Paul Kagame at a UN meeting in Madrid after protesters said his regime was linked to the 1994 genocide in the African country."
    http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/210754/112/

    Tony Blair's view on African presidents accused of Genocide and crimes against humanity is really discus ting..

    July 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  64. Steven Burwood

    To Tony Blair, many people say that faith can cause so much devision. It isn't true where the people hold to this statement : "11 We claim the aprivilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the bdictates of our own cconscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them dworship how, where, or what they may. ". This is the 11th Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly known as "Mormons"

    July 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  65. sura

    Mr Blair, Can you tell me plz what was the most attracted you in politics?

    July 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  66. Tom

    Mr. Blair
    Is there some similarities between Jerusalem and Rome,worth considering?

    July 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  67. PRAMOK

    Dear Mr. Blair,

    We know you are some sort of Middle east envoy since you left British politics after your premiership for a long while in U.K. But.....

    Whats actually is happening in U.K. politics ?whats the reason Labor or Gordon Brown losing the the confidence with British public so poorly ?

    If you were Prime Minister what advice or action you would take to put the England Football Team back on its feet ?

    Thanks for your answer !

    Pramok
    Kathmandu – Nepal.

    July 23, 2010 at 12:57 am | Reply
  68. Barbara

    Mr Blair has serious blood on his hands and one day will need to meet his Maker (whether in the conventional, or karmic, sense). Is his religiosity a genuine attempt to make amends, or is it an effort to assuage his conscience? After one of the terrible massacres of Muslims by Hindus before partition in India, a Hindu came to Gandhi, horrified at the madness he had been caught up in and said, "I killed a Muslim child, how can I ever repay for what I have done?" Gandhi replied: "Take a Muslim orphan into your home and raise the child as a Muslim, rather than a Hindu." Perhaps Mr Blair is attempting to make amends for his own war crimes?

    July 23, 2010 at 1:34 am | Reply
  69. Colin

    Mr Blair

    Do you believe you should stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity?
    And, in light of the thousands of people that have died in Iraq, do you require sleeping pills to get a good night sleep or does it not bother you one bit that your decision, based on lies, has ended so many lives?

    Mr Blair – you should move to Iraq and live there for the rest of your life.

    Colin

    July 23, 2010 at 4:33 am | Reply
  70. Raul Vargas

    Mister Blair, Would you lead a country again? A country like the United States of America?

    What would you do to help the US get out the crisis ?

    Thanks much !!

    Raul Vargas, MBA – Boca Raton, Florida.

    July 23, 2010 at 6:13 am | Reply
  71. Laurence Ogbolu

    What would you have done if as a servicing British PM. You discover that a nation went to war based on some perceived notion against another nation only to discover that the intels was wrong.
    Would you just ignored the nation or send the leader to Hague to face the consequences.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:02 am | Reply
  72. collins

    If given the second chance will you take the position of the british primeminister again mr blair.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:31 am | Reply
  73. OLUGBENGA EMMANUEL ADEGUNJU FOWOWE

    The ex prime minister had paved a way for helping under 7 years on long term strict immigration laws that bind the young children born in u.k from attending EUROPEANS ACTIVITIES with their colleagues during his tenure in the office. what do you think sir, that the immigrant families should be expecting from the current government .

    July 23, 2010 at 9:54 am | Reply
  74. Dan Walter

    I would ask him how he can stand up and talk about faith and goodness after allowing the Lockerbie Bomber to go free on the say so of a doctor who was not even a specialist on cancer. Did he do it to curry favour with Libya? How could he turn his back on the victims and families of all those people who have suffered for years and are left with huge holes in their lives. Why can't he stand up and say he is responsible. Does he have the intestinal fortitude to stand up and admit the truth ?

    July 23, 2010 at 10:29 am | Reply
  75. Andy

    Some say, that to see the light you must first be immersed in darkness. Has the burden of commiting the UK to an illegal war and the subsequent deaths of hundreds of thousands of human beings been lifted from your shoulders yet? I wounder how your faith is helping you to deal with these most darkest of consequences.

    July 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  76. eric turn

    My questions are : 1. How do you sleep at night you war criminal?
    2. How can you talk about peace in the middle east when you are one of the instigators of violence there?
    3. How are you spending the money you earned by helping to start the war?
    4. Are there really terrorists, or are all of them MI5 and Mossad agents.
    5. Do you believe there is a God, and if you really do, what do you think he will do to you when you die?

    July 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  77. kingsbond

    my honourable mr blair,
    how do you feel about the way the new gonerment in power i britain are dealing with all british citizen as an indication of the policies they are working towards with.

    finally i wanna say thank you so much for your hard job.

    July 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  78. milan savic

    Mr. Blair, you killed many Serbian civilians, including kids during 1999. War in Serbia. 250.000 Serbian civilians fled Kosovo, and nobody care about that in UK and USA. Your troops ethnically cleansed Serbs from Kosovo.
    How do you sleep?
    Serbs consider you as a war criminal.
    You took our freedom.
    But, one day we will liberated Kosovo!!!

    July 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  79. helen

    To Dan; TB had nothing to do with the Lockerbie bomber going free.
    This was a decision made by the Scottish Parliament. The UK government has no say in Scotland's affairs.

    It should be noted too that the US goverment has no say in Scotland' affairs either, or those of the UK

    Please sort the USA out before trying to police other countries.

    I love America but interference in other countries has to stop.

    July 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  80. Dennis

    Blair you are a war criminal and should be tried as such.

    July 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Reply

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