1. TONY BLAIR: IRAQ CHAOS NOT MY FAULT
Tony Blair says the 2003 invasion of Iraq is not to blame for the current crisis gripping the country, describing the idea that the two are connected as “bizarre”. Writing on his website, the former PM said: "We have to liberate ourselves from the notion that 'we' have caused this. We haven't." Instead, he argues, the violence is a “predictable” effect of inaction in Syria.