Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tony Blair's appearance at memorial honouring Iraq and Afghanistan war heroes a slap in the face to families

Tony Blair's appearance at memorial honouring Iraq and Afghanistan war heroes a slap in the face to families - Rachael Bletchly - Mirror Online

Family members of civilians killed in the conflicts also felt let down.
Like Deirdre Fitzsimons, the sister of Margaret Hassan, 59, a British aid worker kidnapped and shot in Iraq in 2004.
Her sister said: “We have no  gravestone. We have had no funeral for Margaret because we still don’t have her body. This is the only memorial for my sister. This was the one chance for us.
“We are furious. Margaret was the only female British aid worker to be killed in Iraq. How could they not remember?”
How indeed.
Perhaps they were too busy sending hundreds of VIP invites to military top brass and former prime ministers such as John Major and David Cameron.
And Tony Blair, the man who sent our troops to those foreign battlefields, and was slammed by the Iraq inquiry last year.

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