Tony Blair is going to be appointed Peace Envoy to the Middle East.
He’s going to represent something calling itself the Quartet of Mideast peace mediators: the USA, the EU, the UN and Russia.
Hold on a minute, I hear you shout. Are we talking about the same Tony Blair?
I don’t know.
Is this the Tony Blair who was responsible for inflicting an invasion and savage civil war on Iraq?
The same Tony Blair who insisted Saddam had WMD and stood shoulder to shoulder with Dubya in defence of that gigantic lie?
The same Tony Blair who presided over the occupation of a country which had never attacked either the US or Britain?
And that Tony Blair is the man they are now going to appoint as Peace Envoy to the Middle East?
The same individual.
These days, you see, words mean whatever we want them to mean.
War is Peace.