Disclaimer: The blogger strongly believes that the common people of all the countries are always the believer of peace. However, a few persons/leaders irrespective of the country they belong to, in order to accomplish their greed and satisfy their ego, could go to any extent against humanity. This blog is meant to point a finger towards all such destroyers of peace, and, in no way, should be construed against any specific country or the common people residing over there.
From a past few days, it is being publicized all over the world that in an interview with CNN, Mr. Tony Blair (Former British Prime Minister) made a QUALIFIED apology for Iraq invasion that took place in the year 2003. Well, indeed it’s breaking news if a ruler/ex-ruler of a country apologizes for any of their past conducts. I am sure most of you must have eagerly heard/read the apology, especially because it came from an ex-ruler of a country which has a history of invading other countries in the name of Peace & Prosperity, “but never apologizing for the same”.
So, out of sheer curiosity, I too tried to dig in, to find out that what apology did Mr. Tony exactly made. As reported, Mr. Tony said that “I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong”. In the same interview, he further stated that “I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam”. Now, with my limited reasoning power, what I could understand from these statements is that although Mr. Tony admits (after 13 long years) that there was no genuine reason for invading Iraq, but still, he don’t think that there is any need to apologize for the mass killing of innocent people, in the name of throwing out of a ruler.
I seriously fail to understand that where is the apology for Iraq invasion in those statements? Mr. Tony has only apologized for wrong information received at their end. Did he apologize for any wrong action (if any) taken on their part, that was based on the so-called wrong information received? When he himself justifies his stand of invading Iraq by saying that he finds it hard to apologize for removing Saddam, then on what basis it is being publicized as a QUALIFIED apology for Iraq invasion?
Mr. Tony, I am really thankful to you for not disappointing me on this front, because I never expected an apology from your end just for invading any other country. Although, you have to apologize (out of compulsion of Chilcot report, I guess), for wrong information received, still you acted as a true politician and tried to save your ___ (neck). No wonder you find it hard to apologize for invading any other country, as none of the British PM has till date apologized for invading the ‘prosperous’ land of Mother India. British Empire invaded India, ruled mercilessly for ages, but till date, none of the leaders has officially apologized for this inhuman act and neither they feel that this act of invading the ‘prosperous’ land of India was in any way wrong. So, Mr. Tony, your non-apologetic stand is totally justifiable, in the light, that you are simply carrying the legacy with utmost dedication.
Herewith, let me make it very clear that I am not trying to justify the acts of any of the dictators. Indeed it’s a noble cause to remove a dictator if s/he is a threat to the worldly peace or a cause of trouble and pain in the life of others. But is it justifiable to do so at the cost of the life of millions of innocent people? Did the citizens of Iraq approach any of these nations (who invaded Iraq) to set them free from their ruler? If not, then under what authority these countries invaded Iraq? I mean invading other countries to showcase the world that we are a Super Power is supposed to be the favourite pass time of some of the leaders, right?
It is my earnest request to all the “Destroyers of Peace” that for the sake of humanity please stop playing with the emotions of the innocent people and stop fulfilling your malicious greed’s in the name of peace. The majority of the human beings are peace lovers and you all can’t fool them for long.
I wish that the almighty give good sense to each one of us. Let us all strive to leave a peaceful world for our future generations to live in. Let there be real peace all around.
God bless you all!