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TONY BLAIR dared to show his face at the July 7 memorial service yesterday, after insisting that the Iraq war was not a major catalyst for terror attacks.
The warmonger and former Labour prime minister attended with his barrister wife Cherie to commemorate the deaths of 52 people in four suicide bomb attacks in 2005.
Along with other politicians and various royals, Prime Minister David Cameron was also present at the 10-year anniversary of the bloodshed on the Underground and a number 30 bus.
Mr Blair has come under fire for saying that the Iraq invasion in 2003 did not incite terrorist attacks on the West.
Stop the War Coalition spokesman Ian Chamberlain said: “Tony Blair’s suggestion that you can bomb and devastate country after country with no repercussions is ridiculous.
“Since 2001, we have argued that waging wars on predominantly Muslim populations abroad would produce Islamophobia and extremism in Britain.”
Mr Cameron has not escaped criticism, as anti-war campaigners blame his Tory cronies for spying on Muslims through their new Prevent strategy. He is also accused of playing down links between terror at home and wars abroad.
“On the anniversary of July 7, we must remember the victims of this appalling attack,” Mr Chamberlain added. “But we must also commit to tackling the root causes of terrorism and, in the main, these are our government’s foreign policy and its attack on the civil liberties of the Muslim population here in Britain.”
A memorial to the 52 people killed in the attacks on July 7 2005 was unveiled in Hyde Park.
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