Blair is Fading Fast

(Jerusalem Post) - Douglas Davis Tony Blair has very specific problems in his own Labour Party. His alliance with the Bush administration and his acquiescence in a war without a UN mandate have combined to produce a hemorrhage in the credibility of his leadership. So Blair is gambling everything on persuading the Americans to throw their full weight behind the peace process by publishing the road map for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Blair knows that taking shots at Israel is a cost-free exercise in diplomatic terms and that he will earn a reprieve, albeit brief, from his party if he can be seen to produce a tangible dividend for his unblinking support of Washington.

2003-04-01 00:00:00

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