There's something about a snort of Yank bum that Tony Blair finds irresistible. It was that addictive scent, after all, that made Blair a war criminal for illegally invading Iraq.
Blair, realizing that denial is the best thing he's got going for him, steadfastly insists that the Iraq fiasco was "the right thing to do." And, in keeping with that fantasy, Blair has criticized his successor, Labour leader Ed Miliband, for voting against David Cameron's bid to help Washington bomb Syria.
Explaining his opposition to Mr Miliband's stance, Mr Blair told Radio 4's What Syria Means For Britain. "This is something where I just have to disagree with the leadership of the party.
"I know it's a difficult position for political leaders to be put in when they've got to take decisions like this, but my position on these issues is pretty clear over a long period of time."
In last Thursday's debate, Mr Cameron told MPs: "The well of public opinion has been well and truly poisoned by the Iraq episode."
Sir Menzies Campbell Former Lib Dem leader echoing Mr Blair, said Syria was not like Iraq, because "the fact that the Syrian government have, and have used, chemical weapons is beyond doubt".