Daily Express

Blame Blair, not Boris, for Afghan crisis

- Pilling, Lancs

DURING Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson received criticism from all sides on the debacle of Afghanista­n (“PM defendsAfg­hanistan exit”,August 19).

Not a word was uttered about the folly of Tony Blair and the former Labour Government who took us into the Afghanista­n and Iraq wars in the first place.

Those wars spawned insurgenci­es right across the Middle East and in Africa and a tidal wave of refugees surging across Europe towards British shores.

If criticism should be levelled anywhere then it should be focused on those fools who started unwinnable wars in the first place and caused the chaos now being seen.

Eric Cummings,

 ??  ?? UNDER FIRE: Blair led Britain to war in Afghanista­n and Iraq
UNDER FIRE: Blair led Britain to war in Afghanista­n and Iraq

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