Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Legacy of Tony Blair

Many is the insult that has been thrown Tony Blair's way; he has been called Bush's poodle, and many see his legacy as tarnished by his stance on Iraq (see this Time Europe article). You won't hear that kind of talk from these quarters. I know no man is without fault, and I don't pretend to be an expert on internal British politics. I do know this: on the largest issue, without question, of our era (I'm talking, of course, of the War on Terror), Blair's England, along with Howard's Australia, has been steadfast, strong, and the best of allies. I can forgive a lot of a man who gets the big questions right; regardless of the outcome of the election, I think we all owe Tony Blair a debt of gratitude for his service.

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