Blair brought home to this country his and George W Bush's illegal, unprovoked and blood-soaked adventure in the Middle East. Were it not for his epic irresponsibility, the Londoners who died in the Tube and on the No 30 bus almost certainly would be alive today.
One thing that hasn't been examined (until now) and deserves plenty of attention is the anti-Muslim racism inherant in this oft-repeated arguement by Pilger et al. To justify the terror attacks of the past few years as the product of US/UK/Australian foreign policy is to suggest that those who carry out the attacks have a complete lack of responsibility for their own actions. It is based on the premise that Muslims are so deprived of self-control that we ought to excuse them the most heinous of excesses. Pilger's argument denies agency to an entire class of people. It is patronising in the extreme to suggest that Muslims are somehow incapable of taking part of civic debate over issues of importance, and instead cannot be expected to do anything better than turn themselves into human bombs.
To blame Blair for 7-7 (as it has become known) is to suggest that the four maniacs who caused so much carnage did so because they didn't know any better. It is to deny them agency over their own actions. I guess I can't be held accountable for my actions either if I chose to give Pilger an almighty nipple-cripple if I ever meet him. In true Pilger logic, I wouldn't be responsible for my actions if inspired by the idiocy my victim. Kinda tempting, actually