I voted for Mr. Blair in the 1997 general election that brought him to power; something I now deeply regret. I also personally witnessed the events of 9/11.
For both these reasons, I cannot shrug off the ensuing tragedy as having nothing to do with me.
In advance of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, Mr. Blair ominously warned of a coming “blood price” that would have to be reckoned. In this respect, at least, he was being nothing less than scrupulously honest.
What follows is the reality of that “blood price”.
It is neither pleasant nor easy viewing.
But – for the victims of that day in New York – and also for the victims of the incomprehensible Anglo-American invasion of Iraq – the least we can do is to bear witness to their truth.