“I was an animal following my instinct”

 

Mr Blair is hoping that, by offering the Libyan dictator a way back from his richly deserved pariah status, he will encourage other proliferators to follow suit. He held out the prospect of military training, to help Libya develop a less alarming defence strategy, and of lucrative commercial ties to open up Libya’s depressed but oil-rich economy. Whether he also took with him a very long spoon is not known.

 


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