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May 17, 2007

Godspeed, Old Friend

Filed under: Defending America,Terrorism — Sisyphus @ 7:20 am

Tony Blair, America’s greatest ally abroad, bids us all farewell:

The British leader’s visit was designed to honor the long-term Bush-Blair partnership and was expected to produce no major results. The two men planned to discuss a range of issues Thursday, then hold a joint news conference.

Blair began his visit Wednesday with a private, working dinner at the White House. That was to be followed by a rare overnight stay for a foreign leader in the U.S. executive mansion. He was staying in the Queen’s Bedroom that was used by Winston Churchill during the former British leader’s frequent World War II-era visits to Washington.

Blair’s White House visit was one of a series of meetings with foreign leaders during a carefully choreographed exit after his announcement last week that he would step down as prime minister on June 27.

“I think the visit is more sentimental and social than substantive,” said Henry Catto, a U.S. ambassador to London under former President Bush and current chairman of the Atlantic Council of the United States.

History will remember Blair as one of the few foreign men of vision, who understood the importance of Islamism and was willing to strike at its wellspring, Saddam. He may be castigated for that amongst the fickle, short-sighted fools who comprise the modern British electorate; but future generations will sing his praises unto the ages.

Hopefully, this giant of a man will continue to serve his nation, its allies, and the cause of Western Civilization in one way or another. I have a feeling Britain hasn’t seen the last of Tony Blair.

12 Comments »

  1. “History will remember Blair as one of the few foreign men of vision, who understood the importance of Islamism and was willing to strike at its wellspring, Saddam.”

    haha

    Comment by Curious — May 17, 2007 @ 9:50 am | Reply

  2. As I said, Curious, the future will see the present more clearly than you do. Men like Bush and Blair do what they do not for the present, but for the future.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 17, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  3. Those liberal traitors will never understanjd that Ameirca is a Christian coutnry WHy don’t they go abck to San francisco where they belnog?

    Horray for Tony Blair! He’s a true friend not like those FRENCH bastards

    Comment by Concerned Patriot — May 17, 2007 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  4. I just wish those liberal fools who hate America so much would move to Sweden. Maybe there they could find a government that makes them happy, and leave the rest of us in peace.

    If Britain doesn’t want Tony Blair, he’s more than welcome here. We could trade him for Michael Moore. Britain will get one man dumber, and America will get one man smarter.

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 17, 2007 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  5. San Francisco is, unfortunately, part of America, Patriot. I think we should swap it with Canada for Alberta, but it’s harldy my decision.

    Welcome, Marcia P. You make a good point. America could easily stand to gain Blair and lose Moore.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 17, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  6. Thank you, Sisyphus.

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 17, 2007 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  7. “Islamism and was willing to strike at its wellspring, Saddam.”

    Saddam as the “wellspring” of islamism? Oh dear.

    Comment by Hasenkatz — May 19, 2007 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  8. Saddam financed Palestinian suicide bombers. He also met with Mohammed Atta, and hosted Ansar al-Islam. If that’s not a financial and geographical backing, I don’t know what is.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 19, 2007 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  9. Why don’t we swap Bali for Utah? Who is with me on this; tropical island paradise vs. flat Morman wasteland, who really needs Mormons anyway? Really, I’m serious.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 19, 2007 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  10. Saddam financed Palestinian suicide bombers. He also met with Mohammed Atta, and hosted Ansar al-Islam. If that’s not a financial and geographical backing, I don’t know what is.

    Answer:
    You don’t know what is.

    Do I get a prize?

    Comment by ec1009 — May 19, 2007 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  11. But what about our Man of Steel – no, no, not Stalin – Aussie PM Johnny Howard?

    Comment by skeptic — May 21, 2007 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  12. Sorry, but you can call Saddam a lot of things (and be right!), but he for sure was not an islamist. Afaik he put a special eye on the more devout muslims, having them persecuted. He and bin Laden hated each other dearly. Saying he´s an islamist would be like saying that Reagan was a commie.

    Comment by PG — May 26, 2007 @ 12:05 pm | Reply


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