Thursday, December 21, 2006

Consternation! Blair makes a fool of himself


As the NuLabour project collapses in disgrace, Tony (deluded as ever) is turning his attention to foreign affairs. An area where he has rarely excelled. As the Iraq debacle would seem to confirm.Indeed, Blair has named the Middle East as one of his priorities before leaving office.
And yet Blair inadvertently made diplomatic history yesterday by uniting Iran and Iraq on one point: criticism of his approach to the Middle East.
The Prime Minister was accused by Tareq al-Hashemi, Iraq's vice-president, of being "brainwashed" on changing his mind to withdraw troops from Iraq by George Bush, the US president.Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, said Mr Blair's speech was "hostile" and an "obvious intervention" in the region's affairs. "The negative and discordant tendencies of Britain, along with the war-mongering and unilateral policies of Bush and Blair, have been the reason for tension and extremism and the cause of public hatred in the region," Mr Hosseini told the state news agency IRNA.

Both Tehran and Baghdad accused him of fuelling tensions in the Middle East. Will Emily take heed? Yesterday Blair also said in an interview he wanted a job with "real purpose" after he leaves Downing Street. Does he have any prior experience ?

8 comments:

Ellee said...

Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas, we will enjoy our turkey and think of you ....

Anonymous said...

Maybe Tony would like to take over from this guy Saparmurat Niyazov The president for life of Turkmenistan has just died.

I bet TB would love to be able to get away with half of the things that this guy did.

After all He has tried to make us all follow his own version of the Ruhnama

If it helps him move on sooner I will even pay his travel costs.

istanbultory said...

Well, TB does have proven experience in significantly fucking up third world countries...And Cherie would take to dictatorial rule like a duck to water.Think of the possibilities for Mandelson in "Cool Turkmenistan".

Anonymous said...

Truky pathetic Blair's trip. I mean really, he has no credibility in this country let alone in the mid-east.

All he has managed to do is stir up more anti-British feeling. All becuase he think she is some sort of great diplomat.

We laugh at the idiocy that is George Bush's Presidency, but truly we have sunk as low.

Voyager said...

Tony is a narcissist - we are all extras in his play

Anonymous said...

I think Blair is looking to replace Nick Griffen as leader of the BNP so that he can get the premiership back from Gord.

istanbultory said...

Alas, I fear Voyager may have hit the nail squarely on the head. But when Blair talks about a "purposive job" after No10, what is he on about? What does have he up his sleeve? I thought the US lecture circuit plus a nice consultancy from Rupert Murdoch was on the cards. Not sufficiently grand, perhaps. But at sounds as if the loon has bigger fish to fry....

Voyager said...

a "purposive job" after No10

http://www.thecarlylegroup.com/eng/team/index.html