Blair does not pass a single day without thinking of Iraq aftermath

April 10th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 10 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched a new organisation about religion and God named after him, admitting that he did not pass a “single day” without reflecting on the aftermath of the Iraq war.

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation would promote understanding about the world’s major religions.

He spoke of his own religious faith being a comfort to him at all times and said faith was “a powerful force for good in the modern world.”

Blair also denied that his foreign policy had helped recruit terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, and described acts of terrorism as “utterly evil,” SKY News reported.

He told BBC Radio 3’s Belief programme his decision to go to war in Iraq had not been taken lightly.

“I do not pass a single day in which I do not reflect on this and think of the responsibility. I think these decisions are the most difficult you ever take, and you cannot and should not take them incidentally because you believe that you have some religious conviction that’s superior to anyone else,” Blair said.

Blair, now Middle East Quartet envoy, denied that Britain had “provoked” terrorism with conflicts abroad.

He announced he was converting to Roman Catholicism after leaving Downing Street in 2007 and said his religious faith was a “comfort to me all the time.”

Blair also revealed his first spiritual experience, as he remembered praying with his headmaster at school when he was 10 years old. (ANI)

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