Tony Blair: Iraq Regrets, but Not Many

Dowd: You should have more, Bush poodle
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2010 4:58 PM CDT
Former British PM Tony Blair arrives at the RTE studios in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

(Newser) – Tony Blair is still hawking his book, and he's still not sorry about his role in taking down Saddam Hussein, he tells ABC's This Week. While "You can't not have regrets about the lives lost," the former PM says, "If we hadn't taken out Saddam, there would have still been consequences." Though of course, "We don't know" what those would have been, Politico notes.

"Tony wants everyone to know that he has feelings," scoffs Maureen Dowd of Dubya's "poodle." "There is no apology, but Blair sounds like a man with a guilty conscience," she writes in the New York Times. Blair also refused to clarify a pseudo-salacious passage in A Journey in which he says President Clinton had a "potentially sexual element" in his "curiosity about people"—specifically, female people, notes CNN.

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