Friday, June 11, 2004

Byebye Tony Blair?

Tony Blair is my favorite poltician and has been for years. His speech justifying the Iraq War to a joint session of Congress last July, remains the best articulated out of all the arguments I've read for the war. But unfortunately, it became apparent even before the war started that it was deeply unpopular with the average Briton. Yet, he believed in the cause to his bone. But, sadly, I have also long believed that this will cost him his Primership when the next UK elections are held in 2005. Today this prediction was omniously foreshadowed by the Labour Party's humiliating third place finish behind the Conservative Tories and the strongly anti-war Liberal Democrats.

What would it say to the world if both the Bush and Blair governments were to fall over Iraq?