In a story that will shake the very foundations of Western Democracy, ex British Prime Minister, Tony Blair admitted that the decision to go to war with Iraq was based on a simple game of "Paper, Scissors, Stone".
Talking from a secret location in 5a, Horsetree Gardens, Chingford, Essex, [see below for details], he said, "I know this will come out one day so I feel it is better I give my side of the story so I am not vilified too much in the history books. It is true that the ultimate reason why we went to war against Saddam Hussein was because I chose paper and Georgie chose Scissors. We had been discussing the pro's and con's of launching an air strike for several days and to be honest it was dragging on a bit. It was obvious we were not getting any closer to a decision. Let's face it, there are so many things to think about, it's a minefield if you pardon the pun."
The Public School boy continued, "Well eventually Mr President said that he was fed up with it all and wanted to play golf. It was he that came up with the idea of 'Paper,Scissors,Stones'. But I don't want the British public to think that I just went along with him all the way. It was after all my decision to make the game the best of three.......If only I'd picked stone. I would have blunted his scissors and over 250,000 lives would have been spared "
After a brief period of silent reflection Blair continued, "Oh well...Hey Ho."
This however is not the first time a major policy decision has been made on the back of a children's game.
Lyndon Johnson sent troops into Vietnam in 1965 on the back of a game of 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey'.
Churchill agreed to partition Germany in 1945 after losing a game of 'Musical Chairs' to President Truman,
"I was sure 'In the Mood' was going to go on for longer", Winston lamented on the flight back to Britain.
So although Mr Blair's incompetence was not an isolated incident , the difference between him and Churchill is that he remains alive and well and living in Chingford , Essex, whereas dear old Winnie lies six feet under in Bladon Churchyard, Oxfordshire.
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