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Old 02.09.2010, 14:20
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Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1693304/

The North American editions of A Journey: My Political Life begin with an encomium to the United States that, for reasons obvious to anyone familiar with recent history, is purposely absent from the version of the book he intended for domestic consumption.

“In a strangely different but deeper way than when PM, I have come to love America and what it stands for,” writes the ex-Labour chief who transformed his left-leaning party into a centrist juggernaut to win to three consecutive majorities. “America is great for a reason …There is a nobility in the American character … a devotion to the American ideal that at a certain point transcends class, race, religion or upbringing.”
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Old 04.09.2010, 23:17
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Re: Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

There are other omissions coming to light but the biggest may be this:

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In his new book, the former British prime minister asks for a fair hearing on the Iraq war. But he ignores a key meeting where George Bush suggested they con their way to an invasion.
http://motherjones.com/politics/2010...aq-george-bush
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Old 04.09.2010, 23:24
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Re: Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

Tony Blair's hot air could bring him into bad odour.

A letter in the UK's Daily Telegraph says it all

SIR- I shall wait for the German edition of A Journey, Tony Blair's book. Eine Fahrt sounds a much more appropriate title.

“Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.” (Tony Blair, speech as newly elected Prime Minister, 1997.)
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Re: Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

Good old Tony; looks as if the Southern Irish seem to know about the real Tony.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11187320

Unfortunately this is good publicity for the book though.

Oh but the sale profits are going to charity aren't they. No doubt a few management fees being taken out to some off-shore company for Tony and Cheryl somewhere.

I still can't understand how Tony could have been a representative for the peace in the Middle East with his reputation with Iraq and Afganistan.
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Old 04.09.2010, 23:52
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Tony Blair's hot air could bring him into bad odour.

A letter in the UK's Daily Telegraph says it all

SIR- I shall wait for the German edition of A Journey, Tony Blair's book. Eine Fahrt sounds a much more appropriate title.

“Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.” (Tony Blair, speech as newly elected Prime Minister, 1997.)
Or perhaps Omissions and Emissions would be a more accurate title?
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Re: Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

An interesting open letter to Blair, from his sister-in-law.
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Re: Blair's view of USA, ommitted from the UK version of his memoirs

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An interesting open letter to Blair, from his sister-in-law.
Lauren booth has no problem supporting Iran (fair enough - she is employed by them) & other less-than-savoury regimes. Her only advantage is her sister's husband.

Not surprising that "Anti war" crowd & Sinn fein rioted...
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Old 10.09.2010, 21:06
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Peter Mandelson was interviewed on Charlie Rose. I am not sure if I really like Mandelson but think that his book will be a more intelligent read (less I am God) and give the read a better insight into the Labour Party.
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I still can't understand how Tony could have been a representative for the peace in the Middle East with his reputation with Iraq and Afganistan.
Are you kidding? He was eminently successful - they didn't want peace there

Don't forget Mandy used to hand out the socialist worker back in the day
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