Sometimes journalism is brilliant

Tony Blair’s interview (Real Media stream) on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme this morning is worth a listen. Not only is it an example of why the BBC is great, it’s an example of the best things about democracy – an interviewer with absolutely no fear pressing the leader of a country on the most vital issue of the day.

I’ve actually got more respect for Blair after hearing it, even though he doesn’t really win his case. But at least he had the balls to do an interview that he knew would be tough. If only George Bush would have the same courage.