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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 03:09 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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