The capture this week of the July 21 bomb suspects could be very bad news for Tory Blair.
The individual picked up in Rome has apparently already said that the attacks were inspired by Britain’s attack on Iraq. (Read here.)
Blair has been at great pains since the July 7 bombs to deny any connection with his invasion of Iraq. As noted here, Islamic scholars at at least one school in Pakistan linked to the bombers also stated that the attacks were a result of Britain’s foreign policy.
Blair, meanwhile, invented a story to explain the bombings of an evil ideology that apparently has no name, no adherents and no existence — a claim that is intellectually on a level with stating the tooth fairy put a quid under your pillow — even though you have photographic evidence that it was your mum put the dosh there.
When the bombers come to trial, they can really show up Blair’s fantasies for what they are by explaining their motivations.
What’s the betting that Blair will simply turn round and say that it is the evil ideology making the bombers blame it all on British policies to inconvenience the government and hide their true motives?