Sunday, September 05, 2010
I am a little (perhaps naively) surprised with all the bad press Tony Blair has gotten regarding his book tour, etc. Like him or not, and like the decision to invade Iraq or not, he was an ally when we needed it. Perhaps someone can explain to me...do conservatives dislike him because he is Labour and do liberals dislike him because he is a hawk?
How great is that piece by Blair. He is still my favorite modern world ambassador.
I work with a number of British Citizens who live here in America and their disdain for Blair is loud and often times incomprehensible. Literally everything and anything that has gone wrong in the UK has been put at his feet. Despite the many years of prosperity that he oversaw and helped create.
Any argument that can be made for why Britain and America had to go into Iraq has no chance for any type of real dialogue.
My belief is that England has officially been sucked into Europe and they are now thinking and acting as such. Previous generations of Brits would shiver at any such utterance of being called a European and yet this new generation seems to be perfectly comfortable with it.