Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blair Too Spineless To Confront Bush


Tony Blair was too worried about falling out of favour with George Bush to warn him of the perilous consequences of war with Iraq.

That is the damning portrait of the former Prime Minister that emerges from the highest level of the British and American governments in the latest extracts of a new book by political biographer Dr Anthony Seldon.

The attacks are led by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell who, according to Blair Unbound, secretly plotted with ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to restrain Mr Bush and Mr Blair.

They will do little to help Mr Blair shrug off claims that he was Mr Bush's "poodle". more

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