Friday, April 27, 2007

The liberal interventionist

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Tony Blair, that is.

See this revealing piece on the soon-to-be ex-PM in The Guardian by Timothy Garton Ash.

Being something of a liberal interventionist myself, I've always been sympathetic to Blair -- I've even considered him one of the world's leading and most credible statesmen -- even if he'll largely be remembered for his unflinching support for the Iraq War. Which is what he deserves, perhaps, but which is also rather unfair. Consider his -- and Britain's -- leadership on such issues as Kosovo, Darfur, global warming, and poverty.

There has certainly been much more to him and his premiership than "froth and miasma".

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