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Bush Vs Blair

Salon has a feature on the differing approaches of Tony Blair and George W Bush towards arguing for the war, and finds Blair’s performance much more impressive. It’s certainly true that Blair is clearer and more honest about his war aims, and I think genuinely believes in the moral right of what he’s doing.
However, that doesn’t mean that Tony isn’t prepared to tell a few porkies when he needs to. Blair is consummate political operator – anyone that can bend the will of the Labour Party is a political in-fighter of the highest order – and knows that there’s no point pretending everyone loves the war. What will be interesting is if the war starts to go wrong. Will Tony bite the bullet and be honest about that?

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