The former Minister of Defense of Blair alleges that he received orders to burn a report that warned the war of Iraq was illegal

Geoff Hoon, former Tony Blair Defense Minister, has assured that he received orders to "burn" a report from the Attorney General in 2003 warning that the Iraq

The former Minister of Defense of Blair alleges that he received orders to burn a report that warned the war of Iraq was illegal

Geoff Hoon, former Tony Blair Defense Minister, has assured that he received orders to "burn" a report from the Attorney General in 2003 warning that the Iraq war could be "illegal". The revelations of Hoon have thrown fuel to the fire unleashed by the distinction of Blair as "Sir" and as a member of the order of the jug, which faces a petition against signed by more than 680,000 British.

Hoon has gone beyond its own statements in 2015 and recognizes that both he and his staff in defense reacted with stuperalde before "unequivocal orders" to burn the report, transmitted by the then Chief of staff of Blair, Jonathan Powell.

"Tony was unable to give bad news, even bad news caused by his own actions," Hoon wrote in his memoirs published last November. "I always had doubts about the way of treating people. He left me hanging and never seemed to care who got the ministerial charges."

Hoon was dismissed in 2005, two years after the war that cost the lives of thousands of Iraqi civilians and 179 British soldiers. The mothers of five deceased military have written this week a letter to Queen Isabel II asking him to annul the title grant of "Sir" to Blair for considering that "tramplea the sacrifices of our children."

"We are fighting to understand how a man who has caused as much devastation may be receiving such a distinction," continues the letter. "We do not see him as a man of peace, but quite the opposite: his hands are stained with the blood of our dead soldiers in Iraq."

The distinction of Blair as "Sir" has caused stupor among the British and has caused a campaign against the Labor's former "Premier" in conservative tabloids. The pressure has arrived until Boris Johnson, who has slapped himself alleging that he is the queen who has personally granted the title. The leader of the Labor Opposition, Keir Starmer, defended Tony Blair on Tuesday in front of the criticisms, before confining for the second time in ten weeks when he returned "positive" by the Coronavirus.

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 17:59

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