The ever brilliant
writing of Boris
Johnson this morning makes the best suggestion yet that I have seen for Blair’s
future contribution to Britain, for his own good you understand.
He (Blair) yesterday
blamed al-Qa'eda for the civil war, and though it is true that the organisation
is now involved in Iraq, it is also true that Osama bin
Laden and his chums were nowhere to be seen in Iraq until the allied invasion.
he glides over what is going on, he sounds more insouciant, more indifferent to
the deaths of Iraqis, and more provocative. So I have a plan. Better than
sending him off on his lecture tour to America, Gordon should immediately appoint
him Our Man in Baghdad, where he could use those skills,
honed in Northern Ireland, to heal the rift between Sunni and
Shia. Iraqis would see that he did really care about them and their government.
In the face
of this personal effort and sacrifice, Muslim anger around the world would
abate. Yes, it's goodbye Tony, and hello Lord Blair of Baghdad. If it's good enough for Prince
Harry, it's good enough for him.
Now even I
would vote for that.!!