All true. And he's unrepentant – if he had to make the decision today, he'd do the same.
All those mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, the tens of thousands of families in Iraq, the British servicemen and women who did their duty in a war they should never been fighting. Even this week, the suicide bombers are wreaking havoc in Baghdad. And the man would make the same decision now as then.
One of the most moving things I've seen is the conduct of Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon was killed at 19 by a roadside bomb. This says everything about the soldiers, boys most of them, barely older than my son, from not very well-off areas who chose the army as a way of getting out of poverty. And Blair has consistently refused to meet her, for all these years, to explain why he sent her son to die without proper equipment.
The man is beyond contempt.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/rose-gentle-some-mothers-son-796622.html