‘I’m sorry’: Historic moment Tony Blair FINALLY apologises for Iraq War and admits in TV interview the conflict caused the rise of ISIS

Former PM makes the confession after 12 years of refusing to apologise

  • Blair says he is sorry for his conduct which has now led to ‘hell’ in Iraq
  • Says there is an element of truth that the war caused the rise of ISIS
  • Comes after Lord Blunkett revealed he had challenged Blair about the war

By Simon Walters and Glen Owen and Martin Beckford and Daniel Bates

Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq War – and admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State.

The extraordinary confession by the former Prime Minister comes after 12 years in which he refused to apologise for the conflict.

Blair makes his dramatic ‘mea culpa’ during a TV interview about the ‘hell’ caused by his and George Bush’s decision to oust Saddam Hussein.

In the exchange, Blair repeatedly says sorry for his conduct and even refers to claims that the invasion was a war ‘crime’ – while denying he committed one.

Blair is asked bluntly in the CNN interview, to be broadcast today: ‘Was the Iraq War a mistake?’

He replies: ‘I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong.

‘I also apologise for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime.’

Challenged that the Iraq War was ‘the principal cause’ of the rise of Islamic State, he said: ‘I think there are elements of truth in that.

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3 Responses to “‘I’m sorry’: Historic moment Tony Blair FINALLY apologises for Iraq War and admits in TV interview the conflict caused the rise of ISIS”

  1. Lynn says:

    He is not one bit sorry…he is a bare faced liar. That man is responsible for millions of deaths, destroying the country and leaving with bags full of money. He is a whore who has been a PR merchant parading as a Peace Envoy. Disgusting and should be in a mental home along with his handlers.

  2. ian says:

    That the information was false was widely known and discussed in depth on all the alternative media sites complete with Scott Ritters’ videos Hans Blixs’ testimony, David Kelly’s life, Greg Dykes and Andrew Gilligans jobs. I ranted and raved as it’s all I know at mainstream media via the internet. Tony Bliar is again doing all he knows, lying. He’s a liar that helped cause the death of millions and he’s now very rich. I on the other hand and thousands of others told the truth and tried to stop him and I am poor, and David Kelly is dead. Don’t seem fair.

  3. Truth will prevail says:

    HISTORIC will be the moment when the criminal cabal are charged for their countless crimes; they ought to be expropriated and imprisoned for life.
    The countries rebuilt; the masses of men (fake immigrants) returned to their home countries. Lots of work of rebuilding work to be done… and PEACE – at last…

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