Angry family declares Blair ‘is worst terrorist’
LONDON: Tony Blair has been called “the world’s worst terrorist” by one of the families of the 179 British service personnel killed in Iraq, moments after they heard Sir John Chilcot finally deliver his verdict on the Iraq War earlier this week.
After Sir John delivered a summary of his findings, Sarah O’Connor, whose brother Sergeant Bob O’Connor died in Iraq in 2005, fought back tears as she said: “There is one terrorist that the world needs to be aware of and his name is Tony Blair, the world’s worst terrorist.”
She was speaking at a press conference called by some of the bereaved families. They made clear they would now be considering legal action in light of the findings of the 2.6-million-word, 12-volume report and Blair would be one of their main targets.
.O’Connor said her overwhelming emotion was anger.
Referring to Blair, she said: “If he is so sure of his decision, why is he not here, looking at our eyes and actually seeing our faces? When he gave his evidence it was definitely the Tony Blair show. He thinks he’s the puppet master pulling the strings.
“The terrorists took my brother and in that sentence of terrorists I include Mr Blair.”
Bereaved father Eddie Hancock, whose 19-year-old son Jamie Hancock was killed in Basra in 2006, said Blair should be exiled from public life.
He said: “I hope and I would like to call on all politicians in this country that for the grievous damage this m an has inflicted on this nation, on its armed forces, that he be banned from any form of public office for life. At the very least.” Roger Bacon, whose son Matthew died when his Snatch Land Rover was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device in Basra in September 2005, told the press conference: “After sufficient time and proper analysis of Chilcot’s report, we reserve the right to call specific parties to answer for their actions in the courts.” – The Independent