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In New York for the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday Tony Blair takes a few moments out of his schedule to converse with his fellow countryman, Piers Morgan.
Discussing the ongoing violence and unrest in the Middle East, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom shares his unique perspective and informed analysis:
"I think there is one big battle going on. It is an ideological struggle between radical Islam and the more moderate and modern-minded people within Islam," says the man formally known as the Right Honourable Tony Blair. "I think it's relevant to the Middle East, but not centered solely in the Middle East. And I think we have to take a side in it."
On the heels of a deadly shooting at a mall in Kenya, and amidst the continued uprising of various radicalized terror sects, Blair offers his opinion as how best to handle the recurring threats:
"That's the difficulty we got into in Afghanistan and Iraq," Blair tells the "Piers Morgan Live" host, referring to militant groups like Al-Shabaab. "The trouble with these people is they're prepared to fight without hesitation, kill without mercy and die without regret. So what that means is in any situation where they're involved, they're going to be tough to beat. Now, in my view, you do have to beat them."
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