When one wants to cleanse one’s conscience of having participated in the selling and prosecution of the Iraq war — something which one will likely never live down, even unto the annals of time, there is really only one thing to which one can turn: charity. Preferably toward Africa.
Witness: Tony Blair:
The Daily Telegraph can disclose that the Prime Minister is to spurn the chance to earn up to £10 million a year on the international lecture circuit by concentrating on raising money for his new Blair Foundation, which will fund humanitarian work in Africa.
Mr Blair has also agreed to a request from President George W Bush that he will fly in to the Middle East when requested as a special envoy to try to revive the stalled peace process.
Whatever one must do to cleanse the spirit, and beat back the sting of history’s judgment…