Tony Blair defends knighthood after Iraq criticism

British former prime minister Tony Blair said Sunday his leadership should be remembered for more than the Iraq war as he rejected fierce criticism over his receipt of a knighthood.

One on change.org, accusing Blair of “war crimes”, has drawn more than one million signatories.

The Queen personally appointed Blair as “Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter”, the most senior order of knighthood.

Senior Conservative minister Michael Gove, while noting their political differences, said this week that Blair was an “outstanding statesman and performer”.

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