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Kevin Myers: Blair, pedlar of untruths who became a monster

Published 07/09/2011 | 18:00

'Even I didn't grasp what a monster Tony Blair was. He took Britain into war on a magic carpet of falsehood'
'Even I didn't grasp what a monster Tony Blair was. He took Britain into war on a magic carpet of falsehood'

IT is not within the powers of mere mortal journalists to comment on, never mind invent, the following story: Tony Blair, garbed in white and on the banks of the River Jordan, last year became godfather to the twin children of 80-year old Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is not 80. Moreover, Wendi Murdoch and Queen Rania of Jordan, who hosted the event, were on a judging panel for a film prize organised by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

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There now. Those are facts. Yes, including the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, typing which twice-over caused my incredulous and mutinous fingers to shy and buck like a mustang. It gets better. Tony Blair wrote personal letters to General Gaddafi's son Saif, and even sent in the SAS to train his army (not very well, as it happens). And of course you are aware -- though you probably have banished the memory to the mental dungeon wherein you store all recollection of that really amazing student-party, the morning after which you woke up in bed with a 75-year-old wino -- of Blair's hug-filled meeting in the desert with the Bedouin psycho.

And now it seems that, on Blair's orders, MI6 gave Gaddafi the names of opponents of his regime. Of Gaddafi's regime, that is. But possibly Blair's also.

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