Lindy McDowell: Does the honor of Tony Blair deserve a knight or make a modern nightmare?

High on the New Year’s honors list for the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Tony Blair was being addressed with two titles this week. Knight of the Realm. and war criminals.

Or for most of us, the latter will shine a little over the former. But with Teflon Tony you never know if barbs sting too. In his case, no matter how harmful the name-calling may be, it is hardly a weapon of mass destruction.