Thursday, June 21, 2007

He's Done Such a Good Job in Iraq - He's a Natural!

The Bush maladministration is floating the idea of Tony Blair as a Special Envoy to the Middle East representing the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia. Blair's job would be to sort out the Palestinian fiasco and help Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas create a viable Palestinian state.

Why Blair? Well, he'll soon be out of work. He's immensely distrusted and unpopular at home which gives him a great deal in common with George w. Bush. He knows so much about the Middle East that he was invaluable in helping George w. set the whole place on fire. He's a war criminal. Arabs don't trust him, excluding of course those who might get billion pound bribes. He fervently believes George w.'s messianic fantasies. At times delusional himself, he's also got a well demonstrated and finely honed talent for lying through his teeth. His evangelical devotion to democracy won't get in the way of dismissing the democratically-elected Hamas party from this missionary project to redeem the pagan Palestinians. All things considered, Blair would make an excellent Paul Bremer style proconsul for the hapless Palestinian people who, after all, can't even be trusted to vote properly.

Sounds like Blair would fit Washington's bill perfectly.

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