From the Independent:
Tony Blair has proclaimed that God will judge whether he was right to send British troops to Iraq, echoing statements from his ally George Bush.
I'm remembering that quote from Abraham Lincoln about the striving to be on God's side rather than claiming that God is on your side.
If Bush really did this:
Mr Bush once told Palestinian leaders: "God would tell me, 'George, go end the tyranny in Iraq' and I did."
that's quite different from:
During his eight-year premiership, the only decisions that have caused Mr Blair sleepless nights have been those that involved taking the UK to war, he said. But he added: "The only way you can take a decision like that is to try to do the right thing, according to your conscience. And, for the rest of it, you leave it to the judgement that history will make."
Mr. Blair sounds less like he's violating the Third Commandment, and more like he's hoping that he is on God's side. He just got it wrong, that's all.