Iraq descended to new depths of savagery yesterday – as Tony Blair washed his hands of all blame for the bloodshed.
Islamist jihadists now in control of large areas of the country,
appalling pictures emerged showing the mass execution of government
soldiers by masked fanatics.
Dozens of terrified men in civilian clothes lie in a shallow ditch before being executed in cold blood by Islamist extremists.
Iraqi Army deserters, some wearing football shirts, were taken to
scrubland where they faced a firing squad of Al Qaeda-inspired
derision from Left and Right, Mr Blair insisted that the sectarian
violence tearing the country apart had nothing to do with his own
actions in supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq."