Back in January I said here that Blair would go in May. I was right – he’s just announced it to the cabinet and will be staying on until 27th June in a “caretaker” role. As if he hadn’t been playing the caretaker role for a couple of years already!
His legacy is plain to see: Iraq. Whatever else he achieved, the invasion of Iraq will go down in history as one of the biggest political blunders since the Suez crisis back in 1956. At that time it was the Americans who told us we couldn’t just go around invading foreign countries willy nilly. This time Britain sided with the Americans who invaded a foreign country willy nilly. And found out why the Americans of 50 years ago said such actions were not a good thing.
The Americans were right in 1956. But Bush and Blair thought they knew better. Such egos.
Well, pride comes before a fall.
The mid-term elections on both sides of the Atlantic have shown what each country’s respective populations think about their leaders’ actions, with massive losses for both the Republicans and for Labour.
What a legacy to take into retirement. Unhinged, unloved, unwanted.
Bye bye little Tony. You won’t be missed. Or will you?