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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 02:09 PM
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12. No, I actually think he's sincere about Africa
He's not a completely selfish wanker, unlike Bush. He does like power, and is attracted to those who wield it - hence his submission to Bush. But he does have some compassion - and he'd love a legacy of having really helped to do some lasting good (especially now he's realised that Bush has screwed him on Iraq and Israel/Palestine).

However, I don't think he has any leverage with Bush (whatever he thinks he still has), so I don't think he'll be able to get anything major done. But I do give him points for trying. He'd get more points if he could swallow his pride and bring down Bush by revealing how deep the conspriacy to lie about Iraq went. That would be the best thing he could do for the world now - it might get rid of Bush, or cripple him so that a Democrat would be bound to get in as President the next time (and would help in Congress, too). But Blair isn't so altruistic that he'd do that, unfortunately.
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  -Blair set for urgent talks if France says 'non' phoebe  May-28-05 01:19 PM   #0 
  - Very interesting. Thanks for the link  Immad2   May-28-05 01:23 PM   #1 
  - Berlusconi and Chirac are probably the most conservative leaders of EU  AP   May-28-05 01:29 PM   #2 
  - Berlusconi and Chirac are probably the most conservative leaders of EU  AP   May-28-05 01:29 PM   #3 
  - It's out of Chirac's hands  Frederik   May-28-05 01:33 PM   #7 
     - I think it's possible that he employed a strategy he knew wouldn't work.  AP   May-28-05 01:38 PM   #10 
        - It did come off very poorly  Frederik   May-28-05 04:39 PM   #23 
  - Blair screwed up big time....spending way too much time and ....  whistle   May-28-05 01:30 PM   #4 
  - Berlusconi supports Blair's goals for G8  phoebe   May-28-05 01:30 PM   #5 
  - While other world leaders stumble, Bush gains clout  phoebe   May-28-05 01:33 PM   #6 
  - Blair asking the French to vote oui probably hurts the yes vote  Robbien   May-28-05 01:34 PM   #8 
  - Re: "Blair set for urgent talks if France says 'non'"  Teresa Heinz   May-28-05 01:36 PM   #9 
  - but why the BS on Africa ? He has absolutely no intention of playing  phoebe   May-28-05 01:42 PM   #11 
  - No, I actually think he's sincere about Africa  muriel_volestrangler   May-28-05 02:09 PM   #12 
  - Of course he won't - he'd go on trial for war crimes.  Zhade   May-28-05 05:51 PM   #26 
  - "This whole thing smacks of a massive distraction"  Anarcho-Socialist   May-28-05 02:18 PM   #15 
     - thanks for your response  phoebe   May-28-05 02:30 PM   #17 
        - I believe it was in 2004  Anarcho-Socialist   May-28-05 02:32 PM   #19 
        - was editing as you were responding..can you respond to new ?  phoebe   May-28-05 02:39 PM   #21 
           - The main reason Labour won the majority  Frederik   May-28-05 04:47 PM   #24 
        - Anarcho-socialist is right  muriel_volestrangler   May-28-05 02:35 PM   #20 
        - Possibly  Anarcho-Socialist   May-28-05 06:36 PM   #27 
  - Welcome to DU  Anarcho-Socialist   May-28-05 02:14 PM   #13 
  - Berlusconi should keep quiet if he wants the oui to win.  Flagg   May-28-05 02:18 PM   #14 
  - OK...  Anarcho-Socialist   May-28-05 02:22 PM   #16 
  - I'd have thought Zapatero would have been a better bet  muriel_volestrangler   May-28-05 02:30 PM   #18 
     - Definitely aren't.  Flagg   May-28-05 02:45 PM   #22 
        - But Zapatero is though, isn't he?  Frederik   May-28-05 04:53 PM   #25 

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