Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gaza: Mission Accomplished

Tony Blair, taking time out from the Gaza crisis to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, whose previous winners include George Tenet, General Tommy Franks, and Paul Bremer -- for victory in the Iraq war (December 2004). Maybe it was a relay.

UPDATE: The actual medal citation for Blair mentions Afghanistan and Iraq but also Kosovo (intervention which Bush in effect opposed at the time) and Sierra Leone. That Blair no doubt sees a philosophical linkage between the Sierra Leone and Iraq interventions is critical to understanding how jumped aboard the Bush adventures.

FINAL UPDATE: In a McCain like tic, Blair was fiddling with his ring finger.

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