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From “A JOURNEY – MY POLITICAL LIFE” A Biography by Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1997 – 2007.

Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, and Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Copyright 2010 by Tony Blair


Iraq: The Aftermath – Page 462

(..) The defining moment came on 19 August in Baghdad.  A lorry bomb at the UN HQ killed over twenty UN staff, including, tragically, Sergio. It was a ghastly and unforgettable day. I heard the news on holiday.  I spoke to Kofi; he was in shock.  I later wrote to Sergio’s partner. I felt and still feel a deep sense of personal responsibility.  I had been anxious for his appointment and had pressed it on Kofi. (..)