Bush-Era War Criminals Are Louder Than Ever Because They’ve Lost The Argument

After the US troop withdrawal established conclusively that the Afghan “government” they’d spent twenty years pretending to nation build with was essentially a work of fiction, thus proving to the world that they’ve been lying to us this entire time about the facts on the ground in Afghanistan, you might expect those who helped pave the way for that disastrous occupation to be very quiet at this point in history.

But, far from being silent and slithering under a rock to wait for the sweet embrace of death, these creatures have instead been loudly and shamelessly outspoken.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has posted a lengthy essay by the former Prime Minister who led the United Kingdom into two of the most unconscionable military interventions in living memory. Blair criticizes the withdrawal as having been done out of “obedience to an imbecilic political slogan about ending ‘the forever wars’,” bloviating about “Radical Islam,” and asking, “has the West lost its strategic will?”

It’s essentially a 2,750-word temper tantrum, authored by the same man who fed the British people this load of horse shit after 9/11:

The starving, the wretched, the dispossessed, the ignorant, those living in want and squalor from the deserts of Northern Africa to the slums of Gaza, to the mountain ranges of Afghanistan: they too are our cause.

This is a moment to seize. The Kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us.

Blair promised that by helping the Bush administration usher in an unprecedented new era of military expansionism they could seize this unfortunate event to “re-order the world” in a way that would benefit all the world’s most unfortunate people. Mountains of corpses and tens of millions of refugees later it is clear to anyone with functioning gray matter that this was all a pack of lies.

And now, like any sociopath whose reputation is under threat, Blair has begun narrative managing.

This is also why George W Bush has released his own statement through his own institution. It’s also why Bush-era neocons like Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton are doing media tours condemning the withdrawal, and why Bill Kristol, whose neoconservative influence played a key role in the Bush administration’s military expansionism, is now promoting the arming of proxy forces against the Taliban. They’re narrative managing.

They’re narrative managing because they’ve been proven wrong, and because history will remember them as men who were proven wrong. Their claims that a massive increase in military interventionism would benefit the people of the world have been clearly and indisputably shown to have been false from top to bottom, so now they’re just men who helped murder millions of human beings.

It’s about preserving their reputations and their legacies. No no, we’re not mass murdering war criminals, we are visionaries. If we would have just remained in Afghanistan another twenty years, history would have vindicated us. If we would have just killed more people in Iraq, it would be a paradise right now. The catastrophe cannot possibly be the fault of the people directly responsible for orchestrating it. It’s got to be the fault of the officials who inherited it. It’s the fault of the ungrateful inhabitants of the nations we graciously invaded. It’s the people and their imbecilic desire to end “the forever wars”.

But of course it’s their fault. None of this needed to be this way, it was made this way by stupid people with no functioning empathy centers. They can try to re-frame and spin it however they like, but history will remember them for the monsters they are. The saner our society becomes, the more unforgiving our memory of their crimes will be.

Source: Caitlin Johnstone

18 Comments
  1. J j says

    Too right!

  2. Chacko Kurian says

    Blair, Bush, Howard etc can lead a battalion of like minded people to rescue Afghanistan.

  3. yuri says

    Blair advised MBS how to butcher kashoggi—-the angolshere has never produced a moral philosophy

    1. jha says

      what, they are not the same guy?

      1. Mr Reynard says

        Hmm.. I did suspected that they are the same guy, except the bottom one has a make up …

  4. Steve Kastl says

    Shocking that the sociopath hasn’t been killed yet. Hopefully he will get the noose sooner rather than later.

  5. Jerry Hood says

    How can God allow to live a such satanic creatures amongst us???

    1. SPQR70AD says

      because there is no god only the devil

      1. Raptar Driver says

        That’s like saying there is no chicken only an egg.

  6. PJ London says

    The US created the Taliban (with Pakistan’s help) to kick the Russians out of Afghanistan.
    The Talibs beat the Russians, but then had the audacity to want to keep the country and not hand it over to the US corporations. US invaded, slaughtered hundreds of thousands and now the Talibs have kicked the US out.
    Immediately the US are creating the “Northern Alliance” (NA) of bandits and warlords to fight the Talibs. Mainly to keep the MIC in business.
    It will give the US an excuse to carry on bombing and killing civilians.
    The Talibs will come down and slaughter the NA, this will allow the US to claim they were right and the Talibs cannot be trusted and also to invade again under the “Right to Protect” nonsense.
    The problem is that no country will give the US access to run an airbase.
    The Saudis waited one whole week after the US defeat by the Taliban to sign a defence agreement with Russia.
    Only a total idiot (like Biden) would try and run a carrier group out of the Gulf or the Red Sea, which means that he will probably try it.
    US will be out of Iraq and Syria within a year.

  7. L Garou says

    Scum of the Earth..

  8. Reginald Martin says

    You are so kind to them who would blame them for acquiring a nuke and doing to us what we have done to them over the years past ,they still don’t understand you have no right killing people in other countries and places you don’t live and its against the law.

  9. Uselesseater says

    Pure evil. The talban had nothing to do with 9/11. Bin ladin had nothing to do with 9/11. This 20 year shit storm has always been about the poppy fields and Afghanistans natural resources. And anything else of value these Neocons could steal.

    1. Raptar Driver says

      Finally someone who understands.
      Bravo!

  10. abinico warez says

    Yet another afghan article that has no mention of opium.

  11. Bobby says

    Tony Blair, hahahahahaha

  12. conorseb20 says

    As much as leaders exchange words and blame games, let us never forget to pray for human life. Every life is precious. Online research shows that some rhetoric can have an incendiary effect on vulnerable populations.

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