...he is earning millions of dollars advising Nazarbayev on "governance" and that his lucrative Azeri trip was paid for by a wealthy local businessman and former government lobbyist.
It is generally taken as a given that politicians, upon leaving office, will enter the private sector and earn a good living.
But for the pious, moralistic leader who wagered his career on bringing down Saddam Hussein through a war he portrayed as a humanitarian imperative, the contrast with his public sector service is striking.
Blair's ambition to create a more democratic world may have shrunk, but his bank account has certainly grown - by many millions!
And this fact obvious wrangles some people… eh eh eh…