April 24, 2014

Tony Blair's Toxic War on 'Islamism'

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The neocons are back. That toxic blend of messianic warmongering abroad and McCarthyite witch-hunting at home – which gave us Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and the London bombings – is coursing through our public life again. Yesterday the liberal interventionists' hero, Tony Blair, was once more demanding military action against the "threat of radical Islam".

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TAGGED: Syria, Islamism, UK, Tony Blair


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