Taking advice from Tony Blair about how to defeat the Islamic State would be rather like treading a well worn path that leads to Avernus, yet that does not prevent Mr Blair from proffering advice nor does it prevent the media from reporting his advice.
With presumably unintended double irony (or even irony squared) Mr Blair said yesterday on the 7 July 2015 that the way to defeat ISIS is to fight with soldiers on the ground. Mr Blair, having made our nation and the world a more dangerous place by getting rid of Saddam on trumped up charges that Saddam held weapons of mass destruction, and having participated in a war that killed more than ten times the amount of people that Saddam killed and having created the conditions that have enable ISIS to conquer vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, anyone who listens to Mr Blair’s opinion in these matters must be quite demented.
Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of a terrorist attack in London, an attack made more likely by the policies that Mr Blair directed. In those circumstances he should have the grace to keep his mouth shut.