2002 September 26 Thursday
Hitchens on Blair's foreign policy

Christopher Hitchens makes an excellent point about Tony Blair's foreign policy positions. In situations with little or no American involvement Blair has been quite willing to intervene and even pressure Clinton to intervene:

But I think it is inaccurate and unfair of the opponents of regime change in Iraq to refer to the Prime Minister as "Bush's poodle".

This glib expression has become a substitute for thought, among people who were never conspicuous for originality in the first place.

It overlooks the fact Mr Blair pushed a wavering Clinton into taking action in Kosovo, and that he also decided to act on his own to prevent another Rwanda-type bloodbath in Sierra Leone.

(Found link on Stephen Pollard's site)

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 September 26 10:56 PM 


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