March 30, 2007



This is the pic the NYT offers in its latest piece on the Britain-Iraq standoff.  Tony Blair is said to be lashing out at Tehran.

Besides an old and worn looking PM, the hopeless, downcast faces behind (not to mention the headless trio beyond that) seem to well capture the near-total exhaustion of Blair’s moral and political authority.

(image : Reuters.  caption: In London, Prime Minister Tony Blair called the seizure of the British crew “completely unacceptable, wrong and illegal.  March 29, 2007.

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