Hurrah for Chatham House... Lickspittle The "disaster" of Iraq and Tony Blair's failure to influence US policy will overshadow his time as prime minister, a leading UK think-tank has said. The 2003 invasion and the post-war "debacle" have damaged Britain's international influence, said the Chatham House report. Outgoing director Victor Bulmer-Thomas said Mr Blair's successor would have to build better relations with Europe. But he said Mr Blair had achieved some successes on climate change and Libya. Despite military, political and financial sacrifices by the UK, Mr Blair had been unable to influence the Bush administration in "any significant way", the report found. It said there was no evidence British pressure led to Mr Bush accepting a two-state solution in the Middle East. "Blair has learned the hard way that loyalty in international politics counts for nothing," said Professor Bulmer-Thomas. "And his successor will not make the same mistake of offering unconditional support for US initiatives in foreign policy at the expense of a more positive relationship with Europe." Well at least its not all bad!