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Monday, September 26th, 2005 at
10:57 am and is filed
under Tony ‘King Blair.
Tony Blair can’t be waited out, or smoked out… he needs to be thrown out.
It’s nothing personal; it’s just that this action needs to be taken to prevent someone else thinking they can take the same actions, make the same bluffs, and get away with it at the end of the day.
Bush Cheney, Blair, Howard; they’re all at it… using the terror boogey-man to justify illegal invasions, detention without trial, torture and the slow but steady decay of civil liberties. (Karimov does exactly the same thing, only with more bullets on the home-front.)
Aznar didn’t get away with it, but he was a small fish (and the same could be said of Howard, I suppose).
The downfall of Blair, on the other hand, would be somewhat harder to spin or ignore.
The greatest act we as a nation could undertake in these uncertain times is to assure the world that we won’t stand for the use of fear as the primary tool of governance.
Oh, and a message for the Brown camp… stop playing Blair’s game or the waiting game or whatever the hell you think you’re up to and show some balls!
The longer Labour takes to sort this mess out (and, yes, it’s been up to you for quite some time) the less likely it is that folks will trust the leadership that follows.
Tony Blair can’t be waited out, or smoked out… He. Needs. To. Be. Thrown. Out.
Even if you only take your own political survival into account.