If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then what is piety? I don’t know, but I bet Toady Blair does:
Prime Minister Tony Blair has told how he prayed to God when deciding whether or not to send UK troops to Iraq.
Mr Blair answered “yes” when asked on ITV1 chat show Parkinson – to be screened on Saturday – if he had sought holy intervention on the issue.
“Of course, you struggle with your own conscience about it… and it’s one of these situations that, I suppose, very few people ever find themselves in.”
Anti-war campaigners attacked Mr Blair’s comments as “a joke”.
Mr Blair told show host Michael Parkinson: “In the end, there is a judgement that, I think if you have faith about these things, you realise that judgement is made by other people… and if you believe in God, it’s made by God as well.”
“When you’re faced with a decision like that, some of those decisions have been very, very difficult, most of all because you know these are people’s lives and, in some case, their deaths.
“The only way you can take a decision like that is to do the right thing according to your conscience.”
Anti-war campaigner Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon died in Basra in 2004, said: “A good Christian wouldn’t be for this war.
“I’m actually quite disgusted by the comments. It’s a joke.”
Nuh-nuh-nuh-no. THIS is a joke:
What Toady did, though, is just abject and pathetic…like the lame excuses he’s made for it ever since.
Religion may cover a multitude of sins, but a bare ass isn’t one of them.