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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't tell Tony Blair to shut up - make him talk

In response to an FT article on 22nd June 2014, entitled 'Removing Sadamd Husseain did not cause this crisis'

Mr Blair

There are many people right now suggesting that you should shut up and go away. I believe Boris Johnson suggested that you should 'put a sock in it' for instance.

I believe in free speech and transparency, so please do two things:

1. Keep talking. Your hubris demonstrates the need for the people to limit the power of their politicians. You are making it more difficult for our current crop of meddlers and little messiahs to use fear to justify war

2. If you are so sure of your case for 2003; if you want us to take the case you make here at face value; if you want people to give you the credence you crave; then tell the bureaucrats in the cabinet office to take the shackles off Chilcott, and allow him to publish your conversations with President Bush. Mr Cameron can't do that, Mr Milliband won't do that. But you can do that. 

Who will challenge crooked power mongers?

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