They became known as Blair’s Wars. The successful intervention in Kosovo led to what he rather grandly called a “Doctrine of the International Community”.
Put simply it was about intervening to stop mass atrocities and if necessary bring down despotic, dictatorial regimes.
After Kosovo, Blair’s new moral foreign policy was put to the test in Sierra Leone in 2000.
Again it was a military intervention that worked, saving the war-torn country from being overun by a bunch of hideously brutal, drug crazed gang of well armed rebels.
They of course have proved more controversial and more costly conflicts.
So although Mr Blair is no longer in power, the question is whether as an enthusiastic interventionist, he would now support military action in Syria.