Blair’s Alliance of the Good

December 20, 2006 at 7:43 pm | Posted in American politics, Cheney, Iran, Iraq, Islam, King George, Middle East, Military, Muslim, neo-conservatives, Tony Blair, War on Terror | Leave a comment

Tony Blair. Seeing his legacy in shambles, tied to Iraq and George Bush, is nobly trying to get away from the fact that he sold the WMDs and the threat far more ably and intellectually than Bush could ever have done. He is cruising the Middle East right now, calling for an alliance against evil, those dastardly Iranians. Of course, he does not speak in such brutish terms, as we in America are accustomed to from our right-wing compatriots, but thus is his desire.

He says:

“We must recognise the strategic challenge the government of Iran poses – not its people, not possibly all of its ruling elements, but those presently in charge of its policy.

“They seek to pin us back in Lebanon, in Iraq, in Palestine. Our response should be to expose what they are doing, build the alliances to prevent it and pin them back across the whole of the region.

“To do this, we need the open and clear backing of countries in this region who know better than we what is happening and why.”

Unlike his American allies, Blair is cognizant of the fact that Iran is far more complex than some are arguing. I would be supportive of Blair’s position if it did not mean that it would also be supportive of Bush and Cheney, who are seriously considering military action against Iran, which would be the worst possible action to take. Does Blair realize that his call for an Alliance of the Good while still tied so closely to Bush is in vain?

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