Saturday, April 07, 2007

Blair to Bush: Back Off and Shut Up!

by Anthony @

by smintheus
Daily Kos
Sat Apr 07, 2007 at 12:41:11 AM PDT
[Promoted (and edited for time reference) by MB]

From today's Guardian, we learn that the Bush administration wanted to escalate tensions with Iran after the 15 British sailors were seized two weeks ago. How predictable; for Bush and Cheney, any resort to diplomacy is a token of weakness. Bush offered to use American naval forces provocatively in order to threaten Iran.

Instead, Blair told them to stay out of it. He also asked Bush & Co. to tone down the rhetoric while Britain tried to free the hostages without provoking a war.

Hence Bush's closest ally in his Middle East fiasco has concluded that he cannot be trusted with any sensitive issues. No wonder that the success of the British negotiations has sent Bush's apologists into orbit. It's an insult to everything their guy stands for, not to give war a chance.


Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Good Morning Everyone! ;)

Yes, Anthony, Dumbyeah and Darth are warmongers! Whatever happened to Peace?

Great article! (Ck your mail)

Also, Everyone, please listen to Lydia's radio show this morning @ 9:00 AM PDT. Lydia will be stopping by here to chat later! ;)

Lydia's Talk Show

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...


That is Lydia Cornell

Geezer Power said...

Hi Anthony

This blog is moving pretty quickly today. I seen your artical earlier and just getting back for a reply on what to me is the most important news here.

Seeing Blaire finally replying to Duhbya, in a fashion that he should have been using from before the invasion of Iraq, is good for the mind and soul. Money and power are a terrible thing, especially in high places of government. Of course both Bush and Blaire are answering to a higher power, but they chose their positions and are responsible for their actions. If they were men from common middle class society they would do at least lifetime imprisonment, for comparable crimes. But the decisions for what they both stand for affects the lives of all people on the planet. A position with responsibilities that you or I would not accept.

The idea of an incompetent idiot like Duhbya rattling the sabres of war anytime he wants to is about a scary as it gets for me, so it is a good thing bush is in the limelight right now, but he is so crazy that we still can't trust that he will not try to invade Iran.