February 28, 2003

Tony is the New Thatcher

Tony is the New Thatcher

Wonderful, direct reaction from Tony Blair to Saddam's Al-Samoud maneuverings. As I indicated a couple days back regarding Saddam's obfuscations during the Dan Rather intreview regarding the missiles (but didn't state as lucidly as the increasingly impressive Tony Blair):

"The moment I heard earlier in the week that (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein was saying he would not destroy the missiles was the moment I knew that later in the week he would announce, just before Dr. Blix reported, that he would indeed destroy these missiles,'' Blair said, referring to a forthcoming report by chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix."

And in The Guardian:

"Defending himself against the charge that he was behaving like George Bush's poodle, he portrayed himself as a hawk in his own right.

"It's worse than you think. I believe in it. I am truly committed to dealing with this, irrespective of the position of America," he said.

"If the Americans were not doing this, I would be pressing for them to be doing so."

Posted by Gregory at February 28, 2003 01:24 PM
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