Tony Blair urged Gordon Brown to hold the independent inquiry into the Iraq war in secret because he feared that he would be subjected to a 'show trial' if it were opened to the public the Observer can reveal.
The revelation that the former prime minister - who led Britain to war in March 2003 - had intervened will fuel the anger of MPs peers military leaders and former civil servants who were appalled by Brown's decision last week to order the investigation to be conducted behind closed doors.
Could this be the same Tony Blair? Blair Threatens Milosevic With War Crimes Trial
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will be held accountable for any further war crimes in Kosovo British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday. Blair s threat was the first time any Western leader has singled out Milosevic for possible war crimes committed by forces under his command. Blair 'President Milosevic and his commanders must ... understand that NATO will not stand by in the face of renewed repression in Kosovoor atrocities like the one we witnessed in Racak. Nor can the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague' Michael Evens London Times 9 Mar .
Could it be that the man who wanted others held accountable for their alleged warmongering is shying away from accountability himself? And remember that the "Racak atrocity" was shown to be a fabrication, unlike Tony Blair's very real involvement in the invasion of Iraq.
It seems that the belligerent Mr Blair made a habit of lying to take his country into war.