Tony Blair condemns US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The former UK prime minister says the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan means 'our friends are now anxious and those people opposed to us feel heartened by it'.
In addition to his filmed statement, Blair, who ordered British troops to join the US-led invasion, said in a lengthy essay published on his website, that the hasty withdrawal had been 'tragic, dangerous [and] unnecessary'

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Guardian News
Guardian News:
Tony Blair condemns ‘tragic, dangerous’ US withdrawal from Afghanistan ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/21/tony-blair-western-troops-must-stay-afghanistan-until-eligible-evacuated
The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger:
"Removing Saddam Hussein will be a blessing for Iraq." Tony Blair, that aged just as well as Nevile Chamberlain. Saying "Peace in our time." In 1938.
Ricardo Smythe
Ricardo Smythe:
This is like asking thief what he thinks about a robbery
Bartolomeo Yarrow
Bartolomeo Yarrow:
How can the Guardian justify having this war criminal on their show and giving him a voice? He should be tried in court for crimes against humanity.
Charlie
Charlie:
Absolutely criminal. How on earth is this man still walking free, let alone be given a platform to speak on morality and war. Absolute James Blunt.
House People
House People:
When Bill Hicks talked about how we always seem to let the demons run amok, this is exactly the type of sociopathic narcissist full of their own self importance he meant..
Icarus Flying
Icarus Flying:
Got to admit, he’s got some balls speaking publicly on this with his public image...
Marshall Maware
Marshall Maware:
Does he really think it's morally correct for him to speak about this? Surely his trolling
EMKWAN REVIEWS
EMKWAN REVIEWS:
WTH are we even giving this war criminal any screen time. 😡
Stephanie Homer
Stephanie Homer:
Margret Thatcher said about Afghanistan when USSR invaded " we learnt our lesson , Soviets will also learn it soon " .. he didn't read history.. going to Afghanistan was the bad thing
Phil Luckwell
Phil Luckwell:
Why don’t they ask him where the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ are? Honestly. They’ve had long enough now.
Ash
Ash:
Tony Blair taking the moral high ground? I assume this is satire.
Aion58
Aion58:
The vast fortune that you have made Blair, will never buy back your soul.
* Bear
* Bear:
Come on Tony, why don’t you send your sons to Afghanistan to stop the Taliban. You don’t have a problem sending everyone else’ s sons.
Viper
Viper:
Someone should ask Tony how much Defense industry stocks he holds.
belfasta
belfasta:
Committing war crimes and illegal invasions made him a millionaire
stevie bee
stevie bee:
Tony Blair should be in maximum security prison for his crimes.
Charles Walls
Charles Walls:
'our friends are now anxious and those people opposed to us feel heartened by it'

Almost like you should never have invaded these places in the first place?
SSTVKZ
SSTVKZ:
He looks haunted.... Perhaps its David Kelly calling from beyond the grave, telling him that it's only a matter of time...
kevin bennington
kevin bennington:
Has He just emerged from the gutter where He belongs, why ? give Him any voice, He is dripping in blood
Voluntarist Way
Voluntarist Way:
Is the Western tax payer just doomed to pay for this disaster eternally? We had 20 years, does he want another 20? This man belongs in a prison cell not on camera.
F H
F H:
I am confused why on Earth he would be interviewed on this subject and why anyone cares about his opinion.
GedB
GedB:
I always check for Blair's opinion on anything. This gives me a clear indication that the opposite is true !
Mike James
Mike James:
The fact that this guy is allowed on the news should tell you everything you need to know about how broken the media is.
Greg Romford
Greg Romford:
There's a look of pure evil about that one if you ask me…
Thefan
Thefan:
Who rattled his cage and told him he's still relevant?
Neil Gibbs
Neil Gibbs:
Discredited narcissist who loves the sound of his own voice .
M New
M New:
The dark side is strong with this one
jmascisss
jmascisss:
Tony Blair's diagnosed mental disorder known as 'Messiah complex' got us in this mess.
Doctor_Gibbo
Doctor_Gibbo:
I'm not usually one for bad language but what a massive see you next Tuesday this guy really is.
MT tv
MT tv:
what's really tragic is that this monster isn't in a prison
S A Socolovsky
S A Socolovsky:
He's probably afraid someone will point the finger to him, as being partially responsible of the disaster that's going on in Afghanistan today. So he decided to speak and accuse first.
Glynn _Shady
Glynn _Shady:
Asking Tony Blair to comment on this situation is like asking Harold Shipman for advice on caring for the elderly.
Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon:
Why isn't this man on trial for war crimes?
George England
George England:
He got us in there in the first place, LOL why haven't they arrested him yet?
Paul Round
Paul Round:
Blair has some front coming out of the shadows again to preach to everyone about something like this.
charlie peebles
charlie peebles:
Well he knows better than most what the invasion of Afghanistan was oil about.
Jamil Mo
Jamil Mo:
Says Tony Blair.. 😂😂😂 I’m not sure how many people actually listen to him anymore, just a waste of your time now
Amina Sule
Amina Sule:
The smell of sulphur is strong with this one.
Fatma Shah
Fatma Shah:
The finest thing he honestly mentioned was "in our own Intrest".Exactly EU or West have no interest in the regional peace, instead they do everything for the sake of their own Intrest. Moreover, we must not forget his own time what he did.
Smash School
Smash School:
It's weird when you want to laugh about war. But that's what I feel when I watch this guy being interviewed on the best thing to do about the war he started
kevin McDonagh
kevin McDonagh:
Unbelievable that the Guardian would give air time to this lying warmonger, the blood still dripping from his hands
Curlew -
Curlew -:
So he still ‘knows it all’.
I don’t know how he dare show himself in public!
Just a question, what happened to ‘the weapons of mass destruction’?
StarInvasion
StarInvasion:
It's a deeply disturbing time when you find yourself agreeing with anything Tony Blair says.
Me and you
Me and you:
"let's mobilise and go back into Helmand" a deranged psychopath
Richard Froud
Richard Froud:
This man is as low as it goes. Just ask him what really happened to Dr David Kelly. Blair was responsible.
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson:
Interviewing a war criminal🤬
jules baker
jules baker:
This guy couldn't fight his way out of a damp brown paper bag.
nelson 100
nelson 100:
Tony Blair needs to get back in his box and stay there.
Custos Secretus
Custos Secretus:
As someone who lied to send our troops into an unjust and illegal war, a Middle East peace envoy who failed at his job. Tony Blair is the last person we should be listening to.
Mike Smith
Mike Smith:
The shear audacity to come out with such a statement.
Leon Poulton
Leon Poulton:
The only thing I want to hear coming out of Tony Blairs mouth on this matter is to say SORRY for the part that he played in creating this mess!!! 🤬
Jodie Price
Jodie Price:
This criminal should be serving life in jail for Iraq alone.
eric lovelace
eric lovelace:
Amazing isn't it! Julian Assange sits in a prison cell with no release date whilst Tony Bliar is free to tour the TV studios at his leisure.
Reverend Jim Spanner
Reverend Jim Spanner:
It's getting to the point in time when we the people need to put a end to all these criminal politicians.
o0xTHEcoPlayerx0o
o0xTHEcoPlayerx0o:
"your friends should have confidence, your enemies should always be worried" - tony blair 2021

isnt that cold war era thinking? isnt this guy working in china? your friends should have confidence and your enemies should want to be your friends. integrity.
Land Hopper
Land Hopper:
Trotted out by the Guardian or the BBC relentlessly. Didn’t you get the memo? This bloke is the root cause of most of the damage!
Indefatigable
Indefatigable:
RIGHT HERE. This guy! That’s who you’re all agreeing with currently. Someone needs to summon the ghost of Tony Benn to remind you all that
We 👏 need 👏 to 👏 leave 👏
ULOIRAR
ULOIRAR:
Tfw it's entirely your fault but it's been so long that you can shift the blame.
Marius Don
Marius Don:
Why they want just USA UK Canada ...when are a lot of safety countries in the world's? If I really want to run for my life I chose even India 🤷‍♂️....But they target just few countries!
suvignan pothuraju
suvignan pothuraju:
I wish Tony Blair is still prime Minister, he is one of the most competent leaders and I take his opinion.
J Briercliffe
J Briercliffe:
Hegel said that the one thing that we learn from history is that we never learn from history.
Sir Desmond swayne
Sir Desmond swayne:
You should be in prison tony
Big Boys Fun
Big Boys Fun:
Wow, I am so glad that we have Tony Blair to point out the obvious to us, what would we do without him? oh, that's right prosper.
m vl
m vl:
Giving yet another platform to one of the worlds great warlords. Mr. Blair has more blood on his hands than most youtubers will care to imagine. How come he hasn’t been brought to justice?
Handsome_Hero
Handsome_Hero:
The Guardian and Tony Blair are prime examples of what's wrong with England.
Kanda 2021
Kanda 2021:
Sometime I am so proud to be from a community that is so rich and blessed, that they don't need to invade others, steal their lands, genocide and enslave their population and pillage their mineral ressources in order to survive or to feel great
Avid and the Baron.
Avid and the Baron.:
The Great 'Sir Tony Blair" Tory slayer. A title well deserved and long over due. The Greatest living British Statesman.
stoufer2000
stoufer2000:
So disappointing that this 'news' channel resorts to this level of despicable behaviour.
Lynda Farrell
Lynda Farrell:
.He should know what is going on as he took us to war quick enough.
Chico Msd
Chico Msd:
Taking care of his paymasters they pushed him out there
CHAZ SACH
CHAZ SACH:
I was wondering how long it was before "Wacamole" Blair had something to say on the situation.
Bella Bella
Bella Bella:
Why is he been given the platform to speak on this mess he started and not challenge him?? The audacity of this guy speaking publicly
Paul Minns
Paul Minns:
This man has got to be one of the most revolting on the planet
Scotch on the Rocks
Scotch on the Rocks:
LOOKS LIKE A NIGHT'S SLEEP IS A THING OF THE PAST FOR HIM, NO WONDER WITH ALL UNTRUTHS HE'S SPEWED!
David Oldboy54
David Oldboy54:
Shocking man, rotten to the core, most of our current problems rest at his feet
ThirdDegreeWitch Explores
ThirdDegreeWitch Explores:
Why do they keep wheeling out this war criminal ? He should be behind bars not a tv camera .
Christina Massey-Stucki
Christina Massey-Stucki:
He’s got a nerve appearing publicly, especially on this topic! 😡
Gary Gavin
Gary Gavin:
We , what does he mean WE.
Unity is in short supply.
He should know all about failure division , defeat.
I am really struggling like many people to make the association of Tony Blair as WE, like we the people.
I surpose the opportunity to grandstand himself was too much to pass up
Will some one tell him, he is political bankrupt of credibility. We is a presumption too far.
Michael Ward
Michael Ward:
I already knew leaving Afghanistan was the right thing, but if i had any doubt, knowing Blair was against would convince me it was the right thing.
Sam Cain
Sam Cain:
Well, from one war criminal to another that's some pretty high praise!
Willie Thompson
Willie Thompson:
The Economist wrote (paraphrase) many years ago (perhaps the 1970s) .... when the British left Africa they plowed it up for gold, destroyed their cruel, cruel gods and put nothing else in their place.... Tony Blair's incomparable arrogance in criticizing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is insidiously insane. Willie Thompson Emeritus of Sociology, City College of San Francisco
Beechgoose 1
Beechgoose 1:
"Maggie went to war, we should go, too!"
She went for different reasons mate, oh, and by the way, it was pakistan that was/is where they at.
ninny65
ninny65:
Tony "blood on hands" Blair
Void Kid
Void Kid:
Listen to him, this man knows how to ruin a country completely, rather than the recoverable mess they left Afghanistan in.
Sonia Baker
Sonia Baker:
Best speech he's ever given!
Khaliji Farousha
Khaliji Farousha:
When is The Guardian going to report on the millions TB has lost through dealings with UAE companies due to no coalition forces now illegally being in Afghanistan
richieboy1971
richieboy1971:
I think we need a Middle East peace envoy with experience in the region to go and talk with the Taliban.
Now, who do we know that has had some past experience in this role?
Mitchell Bennett
Mitchell Bennett:
The nerve of the man
Marc Perrett
Marc Perrett:
i just cant help thinking that all those regional towns and city capitals in afghan that just gave up with no resistance at all gave their whole country over to the taliban,,youve got to fight for your place in this world,,BUT thats easy to say when youve not lived in a constant state of war for 40 years i suppose
Bertie Wooster
Bertie Wooster:
Blair started all this in the first place !!!
Phil Wright
Phil Wright:
I remember thinking this guy was gonna change the world.. which he did.. but not in the way I expected or wanted.
yru afredo
yru afredo:
The guardian really enjoys giving airtime to this killer of 1 million civilians.
Greg Jones
Greg Jones:
I'm sick to the back teath of hearing this man condemned by parrots. Tell me precisely what he did that was so reprehensible. I have not heard even a quarter of a compelling argument that justifies the hostility present on this platform directed towards him.
sidewaysPT
sidewaysPT:
If I've learnt anything it's that if Tony Blair says something is wrong, it's definitely the right decision
Bernie Yott
Bernie Yott:
War criminal talking...
Rew Mitchell
Rew Mitchell:
Hahaha he supports a lot of what Biden has done, I just can't deal with that statement hahahaha
Mr B VapeApe
Mr B VapeApe:
So TB thinks that Taliban will find its going to be a lot harder to rule?.... I suspect they won't, ruling with fear is pretty easy and they are professionals at it.
Tina C
Tina C:
"Your friends should have confidence, and your foes should always be worried." 👏🙌👍💛⭐✨💥💯🎯
MorDreadful
MorDreadful:
He smiles too much when he thinks about the tragic events befalling others. Very EVIL man.