A Price Too High, A Hand Too Bloody
Six-and-a-half years and too many deaths after Tony Blair sent
British troops into Iraq, a commemorative service for those killed
turned into a searing critique
of the war after the Archbishop of Canterbury blasted policymakers who
went to war "without
really measuring the price" and the father of a dead soldier refused to
shake Blair's hand, calling him "a war criminal." Peter Brierley, whose
son Shaun died in 2003, has since become an anti-war activist.
"I'm not shaking your
hand. You've got blood on it." – Peter Brierley to Tony Blair.