Major, Clarke… Now Thatcher!

Baroness Thatcher has criticised Tony Blair for taking Britain to war in Iraq on the basis of flawed evidence about Saddam Hussein’s weapons. The former prime minister’s embarrassing criticism emerged as Mr Blair was among the 670 guests who attended a party to mark her 80th birthday.
(Source: The Independent)

First Major, then Clarke.

Now Thatcher, the woman who singlehandedly devastated Britain in the 1980s, has condemned Tony Blair’s warmongering.

Answer me this – in what way is Tony Blair a socialist? Why is he leader of the biggest socialist party in Britain, the only party with direct mass-union funding? He doesn’t believe in nationalisation, he wants to dismantle the NHS and he thinks it’s just peachy to hold innocent people with no trial or charges for months. Socialist?

She added: “The fact was that there were no facts, there was no evidence, and there was no proof. As a politician the most serious decision you can take is to commit your armed services to war from which they may not return.”
(Source: The Independent)

Have I unwittingly passed into some mirror universe? Where Tories are the cautious, law-abiding politicians and Labour politicos are blood-hungry hawks?

I find it incredibly strange that the woman who launched us into the Falklands War has damned Butcher Blair’s warmongering so thoroughly.

What the bloody hell is going on?