UK Daily Mail
Sept 14, 2010
He took Britain into the ill-fated conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But last night Tony Blair was honoured in America with a medal, £64,000 prize and a banquet – for his services to peace.
The former Prime Minister was given the prestigious Liberty Medal in Philadelphia for his role in ‘bringing liberty to people around the world’.
He joins the likes of Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Mikhail Gorbachev and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who have all been awarded the medal, which has been given out every year since 1989.
Mr Blair was honoured for his work with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes religious tolerance, and for his initiative to improve governance in Africa.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:13 am