Cherie Blair raises questions over Iraq war

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Cherie Blair raises questions over Iraq war
Cherie Blair raised questions about her husband's passionate advocacy of the Iraq war, describing the invasion a ''51-49'' decision.


Published: 2:47AM BST 11 Oct 2009

Tony and Cherie Blair purchased a four-bedroomed, three-bathroom mews house for £1.13m last month Photo: EDDIE MULHOLLAND



The former Prime Minister's wife made the controversial comments during an appearance at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
They came just a day after Tony Blair was berated for having ''blood on his hands'' by a father who lost his son at the start of the military campaign.

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Mrs Blair reportedly told the audience that Mr Blair had been far from sure he should authorise British participation in the war in 2003.
But the ex-premier was adept at seeming certain of a decision, even when he knew the arguments were finely balanced, she said.
''A lot of the time these choices are not clear cut,'' Mrs Blair said.
''They are not black and white. Instead of being 80-20, many of them are actually more like 51-49.
''When taking those decisions, Tony is able to step back, absorb all the information and then choose.
''He is also very good at then convincing everybody else that it was a 70-30 decision all along.
''I think it (the Iraq war) was one of those 51-49 questions.''


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...rie-Blair-raises-questions-over-Iraq-war.html
 
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Mrs Blair reportedly told the audience that Mr Blair had been far from sure he should authorise British participation in the war in 2003.
But the ex-premier was adept at seeming certain of a decision, even when he knew the arguments were finely balanced, she said.
''A lot of the time these choices are not clear cut,'' Mrs Blair said.
''They are not black and white. Instead of being 80-20, many of them are actually more like 51-49.
''When taking those decisions, Tony is able to step back, absorb all the information and then choose.
''He is also very good at then convincing everybody else that it was a 70-30 decision all along.
''I think it (the Iraq war) was one of those 51-49 questions.''
People actually went to listen to this shite?

Voluntarily? 8O
 
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Apparently they pay, too.

I personally think it's not so much to hear what she says as to see for themselves that there is truly a human being with mouth the size of a whale shark's.
 
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I think that this is some sort of ploy thing. The decision to be made was obvious, it wasn't 70-30 or 51-49, it was 100-0 and the wrong decision was made (maybe not the wrong one for the Blairs, cos they got their green card to live in the US and Bush gave Blair an award)
 
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I don't believe a word of this. Reports at the time stated that your man Phoney Tony was "very excited about going to war". I reckon he'd already set his heart on it and was only worried about how he could sell it convincingly to others.

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mistersoft said:
Mrs Blair reportedly told the audience that Mr Blair had been far from sure he should authorise British participation in the war in 2003.
But the ex-premier was adept at seeming certain of a decision, even when he knew the arguments were finely balanced, she said.
''A lot of the time these choices are not clear cut,'' Mrs Blair said.
''They are not black and white. Instead of being 80-20, many of them are actually more like 51-49.
''When taking those decisions, Tony is able to step back, absorb all the information and then choose.
''He is also very good at then convincing everybody else that it was a 70-30 decision all along.
''I think it (the Iraq war) was one of those 51-49 questions.''
People actually went to listen to this shite?

Voluntarily? 8O
The only time I'd volunteer to be in the same room as that woman is on the day of her execution. :evil:

And that's only if I was'nt beaten to it by several thousand ARRSEr's! :twisted:
 
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Oil_Slick said:
Cherie Blair raises questions over Iraq war
Cherie Blair raised questions about her husband's passionate advocacy of the Iraq war, describing the invasion a ''51-49'' decision.


''He is also very good at then convincing everybody else that it was a 70-30 decision all along.
''I think it (the Iraq war) was one of those 51-49 questions.''
Jebus... rats/sinking ships?

I do hope so! :twisted:
 
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She needs to apply binary to the decision.


This is no doubt the slimey fecker moving away from his past in an attempt to freshen up the image prior to an assault on Europes top slot

Surely the logic is all wrong, especially coming from a lawyer. More doubt ie 50/50 should mean you would be less likely to risk a decision to go to war. Or am I bone

Getting the mother of his children to front up bullsh!t like this just shows the measure of the man and for all her QCing highlights what a feckwit the WMF is :x
 
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thegimp said:
She needs to apply binary to the decision.


This is no doubt the slimey fecker moving away from his past in an attempt to freshen up the image prior to an assault on Europes top slot

Surely the logic is all wrong, especially coming from a lawyer. More doubt ie 50/50 should mean you would be less likely to risk a decision to go to war. Or am I bone
What she said was somewhat contradictory.

As well as being a load of shite.
 
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mistersoft said:
thegimp said:
She needs to apply binary to the decision.


This is no doubt the slimey fecker moving away from his past in an attempt to freshen up the image prior to an assault on Europes top slot

Surely the logic is all wrong, especially coming from a lawyer. More doubt ie 50/50 should mean you would be less likely to risk a decision to go to war. Or am I bone
What she said was somewhat contradictory.

As well as being a load of shite.[/
quote]

A typical lawyer, then. :evil:
 
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Some reports say that the B'Liars are looking to buy a nice posh and expensive town flat in Paris...... or Bruxxelles..... just in case he becomes El Presidente..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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Pathetically too late...... This must be some sort of stunt to sell a upcoming book of hers. (to make yet another quick £ million)
 
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ALVIN said:
Pathetically too late...... This must be some sort of stunt to sell a upcoming book of hers. (to make yet another quick £ million)
she should get her rat out in aid for h4h
 
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She is just preparing the ground for when the Iraq enquiry reports.

Up until now Tony has been absolutely, 100% sure if his own infalibility in deciding to go to war. The evidence was certain, his cabinet were united, the threat was real and present etc etc.

When the enquiry starts unearthing the real facts it will not be so clear cut.

Tony will then assert that it was a judegement call all along. A difficult call which he had to make at the time based on the available facts. Hence Cherie's claim of 51:49 implying His Toniness wasn't as convinced but had to stand up and make a decision.

This claptrap coming from two people educated and steeped in the principles of law where the principle of "evidence proving beyond reasonable doubt" is paramount.
 
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When Cherie/Tony have had their time spinning this in the press it will be all "the fault of the Tories". The typical "A big boy made me do it" story. Lets not forget that he (Bliar) is about to go to Europe and start begging the leaders of the EU countries to enthrone him and the first lady in the President of Europe's seat.

The one major issue that could prevent this is Iraq and his fabrication of reasons for attacking a sovereign country which was no threat to the United Kingdom or its commonwealth dependancies.
 
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doc80905 said:
A bit fcuking late is she not?
i should say so!!!

lets face it, we all know what a fu*k up Iraq was and that it was Blair's doing with the finger of the US president stuck up his arrse controlling him.
 
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