Sunday, 23 January 2011
Protests as Blair gives evidence
AP report (January 21st): Former Prime Minister Tony Blair offered an emotional apology for the and civilians in
Iraq, as he testified Friday to 's inquiry into the war. Some bereaved relatives heckled the former prime minister as he expressed his remorse. Britain
Members of the audience shouted: "Too late, too late," while two women turned their backs on Blair, and then walked out. An official brought tissues into the hearing for another woman who burst into tears.
"Your lies killed my son, I hope you can live with yourself," Rose Gentle, whose 19-year-old son Gordon Gentle was killed while serving in
Basra, southern , in 2006, shouted as Blair completed about four hours of testimony. Iraq
"You're a disgrace to your office and our country," Reg Keys, whose son was killed in 2003, shouted as Blair left.