Many believe Tony Blair should be charged for taking the UK to war in Iraq. Former Labour MP George Galloway has made a career out of challenging Blair: in this film he deftly makes his case. Cosying up to dictators and media-moguls, Blair has made a string of questionable friends in high places. In the process, he has also made a personal fortune.
There was no doubt in my mind that both Blair and Bush are war criminal and benefitted personally and politically at the outset of the Iraq war. This documentary , while focused on Blair's greed and lack of integrity and good ethics, it highlighted what I have always thought about this man. What a tragedy for humanity, especially, the Iraqi People who paid a high price in the most horrifying way for greed and lies. What a tragedy!!!
Nice to see 2 sides of a picture. I had no idea Blair was this bad, but it did explain somethings that never made sense before and do now. Put in true George Galloway style, got to love those Scots. Thanks George....
Powerful documentary charging former British PM Tony Blair with blatant corruption involving millions, tens of millions, who knows how many millions of pounds. If true, it demonstrates that a constitutional monarchy, which some people wish we had, offers no protections against corrupt elected officials. The film also raises the question of what inspires a person to so worship money that he can never have enough of it, a question which might well be put to some of our leaders. The one criticism I would make of this film, which isn’t really a criticism but rather an observation, is that an hour into it I felt surfeited with horrors, from the bombing of Kosovo, to the bombing and invasion of Afghanistan, to the bombing, invasion and tortures in Iraq, to . . . Basta! Worth watching but, in the end, really depressing.
George Galloway is now emerging, even more than previously, as one of the most compelling and entertaining media voices speaking to the legitimate concerns of disenfranchised ordinary people abandoned by British elites in the Labour Party, and similarly by other major parties and contemporary institutions in the UK. Galloway provides a coherent map for those seeking to diagnose what disaster transpired in the Middle East under Blair's confident influence - during the war in Iraq and thereafter. Then he shares a popular recipe to avoid the "New Labour" pitfalls and invent a new dish to serve up a more real genuine ordinary people's agenda for progressive change. This movie also sends something positive up the flagpole to encourage salutes that may help organize a needed movement to reclaim the lost progressive soul of the struggling Labour Party. George presents his case using powerful and well-edited bits of documentary evidence that string together an entertaining story of woe, yet cheekily tempered with a necessary sense of humor, and delivered in an irresistible personal style through enchanting Scottish brogue with the inevitable mischievous wink of his far-seeing spritish eye that has personally witnessed this embarrassing and disgraceful recent history of events dragging through a painful decade and onward. All the while George performed his painful role as official troublemaker and muck thrower. Occasional fellow travelers contribute welcome tidbits to add addition color, depth and texture to the narrative. Well worth an evening's entertainment with the missus, or your local drinking society at the corner pub. Once you put down a pint or two watching this, it may even send you off on in a convincing direction on a mission to address those inevitable feelings of alcohol induced anger and frustration. Let's do something useful with those emotions on the way to the loo and beyond. I'm sure George will keep us on track. Listen for further instructions on his talk radio show- available everywhere through the miracle of the internet. The entertainment never ends. The brogue, rogue, has the gift of the gab and the confrontations to prove his mettle in a pinch. A new hero for confused times. Bollocks to the official history. Throw it in the bin. Here's the one worth watching. Tune into to the revulsion for the "Blair Rich Project" that people on the street really feel, and what the mainstream commentary somehow left out or failed to fully elucidate. Go George! More like this in future. Cheers!