London, UK, May 22 – Tony Blair arrived in Baghdad's Green Zone today for a meeting with the new Iraqi government. He pledged support for the new government and said that things would improve. These were similar to the comments he made when he visited the then interim Iraqi government eighteen months ago. However, instead of stability, three years of foreign occupation has only brought chaos and anarchy to Iraq.
Dr Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Blair's cosy meetings in Baghdad?s Green Zone cannot mask the brutal reality of death, destruction and insecurity that Iraqi's face on a daily basis as a result of this illegal occupation. Even Tony Blair had to sneak into Baghdad 'almost like a thief' given the dire security situation on the ground. Three years on, despite the false justification for the war, Tony Blair remains unrepentant and even recently said he would "do it all again".
His visit illustrates the extent to which Western governments are eager to prop up the new dictators of Iraq (and other Muslim countries), provided they safeguard western interests, whether that is access to the vast energy resources of the region or preventing the people of the region unifying their resources under the Islamic Caliphate. "