Blair getting a standing ovation and defending the war

#1
To a New York audience...

He urged continued vigilance by the United States, Britain and their allies in combating the threat of extremism.

Mr Blair - now an envoy for the Middle East Quartet - warned against being "forced into retreat" as the world faced a situation similar to "rising fascism in the 1920s".

Shared values

The former PM is still regarded as a staunch ally of the US. He was greeted with a standing ovation even before he spoke.

The audience, New York's political and Catholic elite, laughed when he joked that Americans were slowly mastering the English language.

But on a more serious note he spoke of what he called an extremist Islamic ideology.

"This ideology now has a state - Iran - that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace."
Source: BBC Webpage

Interesting that Blair would choose to make his first public engagement on US shores, not within the country that he "led" for ten years.

Would he have recieved the same reception at a similar event in the UK?

Great to see he's managing time to get time away from writing the book.
 
#4
Fcukin' Spams - bunch of cnuts!

Hopefully Bliar will realise how much he is despised here and move over there permanently! I'll carry his suitcases to the plane if he wishes, just to confirm he's gone, c/w his witch!!!
 
#5
Christ almighty. The Septics love it when their opinions are given validity even by a non-entity like Bliar. He's bleating about the rise of fascism in the '20s? What does that make him and his limp wristed government? Appeasers like Chamberlain et al?

He winds me up no end :twisted:
 
#6
The 'liar said:
"This ideology now has a state - Iran - that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace."
Nuance. Not Tony's finest skill, unless of course you are trying to demonise an entire nation rather than it's leadership.

Retrospective justification for his own f*ck ups however, he is pretty good at.
 
#8
But on a more serious note he spoke of what he called an extremist Islamic ideology.

"This ideology now has a state - Iran - that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace."


So Bliar is supposed to be a peace envoy for the Middle East is he? I've got a good idea, why not go to the Middle East and talk to the people there. Not make an inflmatory speech in the one country on earth that every radical Muslim hates with a passion......oh but then he wouldn't get a standing ovation, would he. What a cnut.
 
#9
How can one man fool so many people opver so many issues for so long a time. He is a mountebank, a cad and a bounder.

PS: Apologies to the real 'The Cad'.
 
#10
He's gone now. Can't we just ignore the cnut?
 
#11
Strait_Jacket said:
The 'liar said:
"This ideology now has a state - Iran - that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace."
Nuance. Not Tony's finest skill, unless of course you are trying to demonise an entire nation rather than it's leadership.

Retrospective justification for his own f*ck ups however, he is pretty good at.

Is that as in All Septics are gullible. FFS there are probably as many Americans as Brits who are against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
#12
But on a more serious note he spoke of what he called an extremist Islamic ideology.

Hang on, isn't this the bellend who has allowed extremist Muslim ideology to flourish in this own country unchecked in way no other country would?

cnut
 
#14
What annoys me about Blair and his Churchillian warnings to an American audience is that for 10 years the man allowed mass unchecked immigration into the country,allowed Islamic Preachers of hate to constantly flout the law and presided over a policy of appeasement to Islam in this country,earning London the nickname "Londonistan."
 
#15
It'd be nice to say just ignore the cnut and he will feck off permanently - but I suspect he won't. Pity.

Plus the more nutty elements in Iran will just love the rhetoric. If they actually needed something to beat us about the head with he has just presented them with a large club complete with nails sticking out.
 
#16
Giancarlo_Badass said:
smartascarrots said:
He's gone now. Can't we just ignore the cnut?
No - he's left far too great a negative legacy which will affect us for years!
Address the legacy - Ignore the cnut.

Maybe once he's on the breadline due to lack of speaking engagements and low book sales he'll appreciate what he's put the rest of us through these last 10 years.
 
#17
Maybe he would be good enough to do a Diana and leave us to sweep up the mess he's left in his wake? Just a thought.
 
#19
Understand the sentiment Smarts', I think the scrutiny is worthwhile though.

I'm trying to find such a rabble rousing speech from other "peace" envoys.

I know that we throw around expressions like "Fighting for peace is like for fecking for virginity" - But Blair's speech for a man with responsibilty in this region, is like the Pope standing up and calling for free love.

The man is unfeckinbelievable. I would normally admire somebody with this amount of neck. Can't wait to hear the current PM's response, given his responsibility to our forces in the region.
 
#20
craftsmanx said:
Strait_Jacket said:
The 'liar said:
"This ideology now has a state - Iran - that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace."
Nuance. Not Tony's finest skill, unless of course you are trying to demonise an entire nation rather than it's leadership.

Retrospective justification for his own f*ck ups however, he is pretty good at.

Is that as in All Septics are gullible. FFS there are probably as many Americans as Brits who are against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
:? I meant Blair and his none too subtle propaganda, not his audience. If we have to end up rucking the Persians I'd rather it was the last not the first resort and using Captain Rhetoric to validate the neo-con approach has worked before in both countries. IMO the US Administration is looking for a reason - any reason - to fight and Blair is their most articulate mouth-piece.

BTW, I've no problem at all with the Afghan campaign, but Iraq is a stick I hope he will be slowly beaten to death with.
 

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