Within living memory, to name some, we have had Pol Phot, Karadjic, Idi Amin,Taylor and Saddam Hussein; we know of Hitler and Stalin. The affects of them and latter two still live with us.
The latest enquiry into the Iraq war is throwing up some interesting settling of political scores. Whether we agree or not with this country’s motives for being led into war in Iraq, I cannot agree that Tony Blair can in any way be described in the same mould as any of those people I have named above. There has been more than a hint of over-emotive description dying to burst forth, to suit media purposes, no doubt. Being measured and keeping a perspective, doesn’t sell newspapers, earn online subscriptions or keep an audience. Being reflective and balanced would never do would it!
Let me say clearly here, that I am not a personal fan of any politician; that does not mean though that I cannot consider the character comparisons that are being suggested against the reality.