August 22, 2010

THEIR SIMILARITY IS WHY THE LEFT HATED BLAIR AND THE RIGHT HATED W:

Blair Journey is a love letter to Bush (Ian Kirby, 8/22/10, NOTW)

The News of the World can reveal Blair says he thinks Bush was the only politician in the world with the courage and commitment to take on al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terror attacks. [...]

But Mr Blair also insists Bush was "sensitive" and "fully aware of the consequences" of the 2003 invasion. Former advisers who’ve read the book say they were shocked at the strength of Blair’s commitment to Bush, who was internationally derided for his handling of the Iraq war.

Blair’s pal told us: "It is basically an extended love letter.

"Tony says he was wowed by Bush’s strength, courage and conviction and saw him as a highly intelligent and visionary friend.

"He says the Americans were the only ones with an effective vision on how to deal with al-Qaeda and Iraq." The ex-PM backs the US for the way it tried to deal with near-civil war in Iraq after the invasion.

He even defends the Americans’ decision not to put hundreds of thousands of troops into Iraq to ensure stability, and says it was right to go to war without a second UN resolution authorising the invasion.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 22, 2010 7:34 AM
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