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November 18, 2006

Funniest Blair Statement Yet

Tony Blair is a funny man:

[Blair] was challenged by Sir David that the Western intervention in Iraq had "so far been pretty much of a disaster".

He replied: "It has, but you see what I say to people is why is it difficult in Iraq?

"It's not difficult because of some accident in planning, it's difficult because there's a deliberate strategy - al-Qaeda with Sunni insurgents on one hand, Iranian-backed elements with Shia militias on the other - to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war."

Yes...there are many things you can plan for in war, but one thing for which it is impossible to plan is anyone fighting you.

Posted at November 18, 2006 12:36 AM | TrackBack

By jove, who'd have imagined that those Iraqis would fight back -- it's not cricket!

Now the war's gone all pear-shaped, and we're slit up a treat.

Those Iraqis must be barmy!

Posted by: Vast Left at November 18, 2006 08:54 AM

To think that this man went to school with Rowan Atkinson.

He ain't the Black Adder...he's freakin' Melchett!

Posted by: En Ming Hee at November 18, 2006 08:57 AM

J. Alva, kinda sounds like the Pope when he ignores Jesus' teachings and tries to sound like a modern Aquinas, with the difference being that the number of gays stomping around on the head of a pin have displaced the whimsical angels.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at November 18, 2006 10:08 AM

And if it hadn't been for those damn Russians, Stalingrad would have been a howling success for the Vaterland and Fuehrer.
Always something.
Little men in big gummiments.

Posted by: donescobar at November 18, 2006 10:26 AM

"there's a deliberate strategy ... to create a situation in which the will of the majority for peace is displaced by the will of the minority for war."
Someone please remind me: what did public opinion polls in Britian in early 2003 have to say about the "will of the majority for peace"? And wasn't Blair part of a minority of two, full of the "will for war"?

Posted by: SteveB at November 18, 2006 02:03 PM