The Daily Mail reports:
Tony Blair waged an extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq. … also went to great efforts to keep hidden a £1million deal advising the ruling royal family in Iraq’s neighbour Kuwait. … They will increase concerns that Mr Blair is using his role as the West’s Middle East envoy for personal gain. … Critics also point out that a large proportion of his earnings comes from patrons in America and the Middle East – a clear benefit from forging a close alliance with George Bush during his invasion of Iraq. … Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker said: ‘These revelations show that our former Prime Minister is for sale – he is driven by making as much money as possible.”
We haven’t forgotten, though, that David Cameron’s Tories voted for this war. And John Major isn’t exactly poor off the back of his Middle East skirmishes as Prime Minister.
How about Inspector Knacker whisking Blair off to the Hague for war crimes? And make sure he has to spend his blood money on his defence.
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