Whether the bloody butcher of Baghdad called in a favour from his cronies Jonathan Powell and Justin Forsyth, his former Chief of Staff and Advisor, now respectively Save the Children board member and Chief Executive, or whether they acted out of altruistic gratitude at Blair's greatness is not known. What is more certain is that they decided to award Blair a risibly inappropriate 'global legacy award' in New York without the knowledge of the organisation's management tier - two hundred of whom have now protested indignantly at the outrage.
Blair has indeed had a lasting effect on the lives of many thousands of children. He ended them. For most Chief Executives of charities dedicated to saving them, this would prove something of a bar to sycophantic rewards, but Justin Forsyth clearly has no such difficulty.
With the prospect of Chilcot's report appearing before the 2015 election again receding, Blair will remain at large and beyond justice for the moment.
There's a petition asking save the Children to withdraw the award HERE