Thursday, 28 June 2007

Blair in the Middle East

Tony Blair is now the Quartet's Middle East Envoy.

No envoy will be perfect. Some demand an Arab, others would reject an Arab. Some demand a European, others reject a European.

Tony Blair has done things wrong but he HAS managed to resolve Northern Ireland between existing, not "new generation", foes, even.

The Palestinian leaders who truly want a solution instead of an excuse to continue violent extortion the struggle will be able to talk to someone with the ear of the EU and America. How valuable is that? I'd say priceless.


Mark Wadsworth said...

A pity you couldn't make it to St Stephen's pub yesterday evening, a fun time was had and sorrows were drowned.

Roger Thornhill said...

I would like to have made it, but I was otherwise engaged.

Next time. Gordon may be off soon.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Hmmm, let's hope so, but I'm not holding my breath!

It's either a general election soon (which I fear Labour would win, albeit narrowly) but the Sack of Shit is a dithering coward and Nulab are insolvent, OR, he hangs on for too long and the economy falls to bits and they lose later on.

But the next election is hardly worth winning.