Thursday, May 17, 2007

Blair on America

Story: "Despite the crippling cost that his support of Bush inflicted on his popularity at home, Blair insists that he did the right thing.

"I believe our country should be a strong ally of America, and I've never had any problem with that," he said in an interview with US network NBC recorded Tuesday.

"I think it will be a very dark day for my country when we do have a problem with it," Blair said.

"The biggest danger is if America disengages, if it decides to pull up the drawbridge and say to the rest of the world, 'Well you go and sort it out.' We need America engaged."
"And if we back away, if we give up on it, if we show any signs of retreat at all, then the enemy we face worldwide will be strengthened.""

This is why I like Tony Blair. He makes his decision, and then sticks to it. To me, at least, he seems to be a man of character, and while I disagree with most of his policy decsions, I love his resolve in the War on Terror.
He's sorta like Bush in that respect. His domestic policys are lousy, liberal, and destructive, but his Foreign policy is excellent.

And in Honor of this man, I've got some fireworks to show ya'll.


Palm boy said...

In other news, I am now mildly disturbed.

SolaMeanie said...

Gee, thanks for making my evening, PB! I could have gone all night without seeing that guy's mug.

Rather than seeing Michael Moore putting on rubber gloves, I'd rather see the men in white coats wrapping him in a straitjacket and hauling his ample carcass off to Bellevue. There's a rubber room there with a placard on the door just for Moore. :)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think Blair has damaged Britain's relationship with the United States. You may find that future prime ministers will not be willing to show the strong support that Blair has shown. They will be under pressure from the electorate to keep a cooler distance.

The problem is that Blair never really explained to the British people that maintaining a strong relationship with the USA was an end in itself that had a value extrinsic to the particular missions that were in question.

Blair should have presented the necessity of maintaining a strategic alliance with the USA as a reason in itself for going to war. If he had done that, people would be less inclined to see him as a poodle to Mr Bush.

Every Blessing in Christ


Palm boy said...

Matt, thanks for your thoughts.
Unfortunatly, I can't disagree with you.

Sola, glad to help. :D