Tony Blair Still Bruised by Iraq War Support
Back in January, TWI’s Spencer Ackerman singled out former Prime Minister Tony Blair as one of the world leaders most damaged by his alliance with former President George W. Bush. According to this fascinating tidbit from the Financial Times, Blair hasn’t recovered yet. Blair, seen just weeks ago as the likely first president of the European Union, is losing support over his decision in 2002 to back the Iraq War.
Gordon Brown, prime minister, made an impassioned appeal at a private meeting with fellow socialists to back Mr Blair.
“You need to get real – this is a unique opportunity to get a strong progressive politician to be president of the council,” he said. But there was little backing for a man whose support for the Iraq war was divisive.