Friday, July 20, 2007

Remember him?


Amid the furore over the fact that no charges will be brought against the three people arrested in the cash for honours inquiry, many have failed to notice that Blair started his new job as Middle East Quartet envoy on Thursday. The Quartet -- the European Union, the United States, Russia and the United Nations -- is hoping (some hope) to pave the way for new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The “peace makers” have decided there will be no dealings with the Islamist movement Hamas. Israel is delighted. Sounds like a promising start, doesn’t it? The Americans have also made it crystal clear that Tony has no real authority to lead or shape the political track within the negotiations. Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has said that Blair's role is "something that is completely complementary" rather than being key to the process. Ouch....
Columnist Rami Khouri wrote in Beirut's Daily Star: "If there is an award for the combined negative credibility of an institution plus an individual, the Quartet and Blair should be its first recipients. Appointing Tony Blair as special envoy for Arab-Israeli peace is something like appointing the Emperor Nero to be the chief fireman of Rome." That would sum things up rather well in my view.
Tone's post-No 10 vanity job is slowly evolving into a non-job. How long until he jacks it all in for the lecture circuit? It won't be long now...

5 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I think they are lining the slime ball up for a Nobel Peace Prize .. it was all decided at a Bilderberg conference last summer. remember you read it here first...

istanbultory said...

Exactly, M. I still believe he will apply to be canonised.
I have just dispatched a contribution to "nourish┼čing smuttiness" you'll be pleased to learn...

verity said...

Mutley, that would be fine as the Nobel Peace Prize is where all the failures and wanabees end up. No one pays any attention to this one-worlder outfit any more. I think Jimmy Carter got it at some point.

So many slimeballs ... so little time. Republicans and Conservatives aren't elible for one-worlder sainthood. I can drink to that.

verity said...

I personally loved it when State slapped him down. Most entertaining.

Newmania said...

Yes thats a good Summary IT. He is forgotten so quickly isn`t he but then I do not , myself , think , he has had much to do with the direction of the coutnry for years now .

Incicdentally on Ealing and Sedgefield tapestry has had an interesting thought on the rise of the BNP. Someone also poinyed out that Thatcher never got anywhere near winning either so I am not in such depair as all that .