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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:37 AM
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Blair feels betrayed by Bush; Blairite calls Bush "man of low intellect"
While it's fun to hear some venting from them, it's way too little, way too late.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/new...

Blair 'feels betrayed by Bush on Lebanon'
By SIMON WALTERS 22:57pm 19th August 2006

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Blair feels betrayed by Bush
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The alliance between George Bush and Tony Blair is in danger after it was revealed that the Prime Minister believes the President has 'let him down badly' over the Middle East crisis.

A senior Downing Street source said that, privately, Mr Blair broadly agrees with John Prescott, who said Mr Bush's record on the issue was 'crap'.

The source said: "We all feel badly let down by Bush. We thought we had persuaded him to take the Israel-Palestine situation seriously, but we were wrong. How can anyone have faith in a man of such low intellect?"
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 AM
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1. "man of low intellect"?...you mean NO intellect.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:15 AM
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9. You'd think they'd have notice something was amiss when Monkey first met
Blair, and the first thing he could think to say about his UK ally was "Gee, we use the same toothpaste!"

Christ on a moped!!!
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:44 AM
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2. It isn't because Bush** is of low intellect
It's because he has zero integrity. Never put your faith in someone who is so obviously lacking in integrity.

bLiar should know exactly how far to trust Bush** after the Iraq intelligence lies in which he took part. This is just bLiar's newly adopted "shift the blame" tactic. Bush** taught him that too.

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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:46 AM
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3. What???
Blair couldn't see the inherent wisdom of the solution of Lebanon needing to knock off the shit they're doing that Bush delivered while chewing with his mouth open?

TlalocW
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM
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4. Somehow, some of us lesser political lights knew that about Bush from the
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM by WinkyDink
git-go. Can't have much respect for a gull.
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the observationist Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:47 AM
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5. Thanks for the link.
That was an interesting article. I've always wondered how long Blair would put up with our inconsistencies. In some ways I feel sorry for Blair. He stuck his neck out for Bush in an effort to show some sort of alliance, but he received little if anything in return. I wonder what Blair would say about the differences between Clinton and Bush. Didn't Blair have a fairly close working relationship with Clinton?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 AM
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6. According to Sidney Blumenthal, they did
In fact, Blumenthal says he introduced them. He had high hopes for their relationship, after John Major was given the boot. I remember stories about how cool Clinton was to the UK while Major was in power, but that all changed when Blair was elected.

Blair's friendliness toward Bush puzzled me at first. I think the best explanation for it is his gamble that Britain's best bet to lead Europe was to massage the "special relationship" with the US. He clearly lost the bet. Instead of being at the head of the table, he made Britain the nerd of Europe.

Heck of a job, Blairie.
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Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:07 AM
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7. Press conference
I'm reminded of this press conference Q&A:
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2006/05/post_22.html
Q: Will you miss the President? What will you miss about him? And for the President, what will you miss about Tony Blair, and what are you looking for in an eventual replacement?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Hmmm -- I'll miss those red ties, is what I'll miss. (Laughter.) I'll say one thing -- he can answer the question -- don't count him out. Let me tell it to you that way. I know a man of resolve and vision and courage. And my attitude is, I want him to be here so long as I'm the President.

PRIME MINISTER BLAIR: Well, what more can I say? (Laughter.) Probably not wise to say anything more at all. (Laughter.) You guys, come on, I want you to -- the British delegation, ask a few serious questions.

LMAO! This was an oh-so-British slam. Though he had plenty of time to think of something, and even sort of "owed" Bush after the nice things Bush said, Blair could not bring himself to say one good thing about the chimp. I always wonder if Bush threw a hissy-fit afterwards, or if he even noticed the slight.
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:07 AM
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8.  For years, I've believed that the British are the masters...

of understatement. Their "humour" is very dry and to us

"dim American Cousins" it is an acquired taste, but well

worth the effort.

Their snide asides and innuendos are far more cutting than

the usual brainless retorts we "Yanks" usually utilize.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:19 AM
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10. It doesn't say too much for Blair's intellect if he just figured
out now that bush is an idiot who can't be trusted. :eyes:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:21 AM
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11. Hey Tony Blair: Fuck you!
Pathetic little spineless WORM.

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