Tony Blair's knighthood ignites outrage on social media

 Many people on social media were outraged by the decision to make Tony Blair a Sir, branding him a "war criminal."

Sir Tony has long received criticism for his choice to lead the UK into Iraq and Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths of 179 British service members and many more civilians.

However, it was reported yesterday night that he had been made a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.

All but one of his predecessors were appointed a few years after leaving office. Sir Tony, on the other hand, had to wait 14 years.

It was speculated that the Queen's tense connection with him during his 10 years in office led to this.

Following the ennobling, several people took to Twitter to express their sentiments.

Liam Young, a political pundit, said, 'The man should be in The Hague.' What a dreadful day.'

The judgment, according to John Smith, the son of Second World War soldier and writer Harry Leslie Smith, suggests that 'it's alright to slaughter brown people in their hundreds of thousands.'

'Arise, Sir Tony Blair, the mass-murdering War Criminal, liar, and mountebank,' said former Labour MP George Galloway. 'It literally steals the cake.'

Many others called for a revamp of the honors system, which one user described as a "favour for a friend" list.

Sir Tony, who served as Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, has been made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most prestigious British Order of Chivalry.

The appointment, which is made by the Queen, has been conferred on previous prime leaders on a regular basis, with Sir John Major, Sir Tony's predecessor, being the most recent recipient.

'It is an enormous pleasure to be named Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and I am very thankful to Her Majesty the Queen,' said Sir Tony, a former Labour leader.

Former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair has been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Garter. The 68-year-old is one of three new appointments made by the Royal Family at Windsor Castle. He was knighted in a colourful procession and ceremony at St George's Chapel.

Appointments to the Garter are in the Queen's gift and made without prime ministerial advice. They are for life unless a Knight or Lady Companion offends against certain 'points of reproach'. The Garter is awarded by the sovereign for outstanding public service and achievement. There are now 21 non-royal companions in the order out of a maximum of 24.

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