Farewell Tony Blair
As well as being enormously more eloquent than our own beloved leader, Tony Blair is a good sport with what seems to be a well grounded ego if this clip is to be believed:
Speaking of eloquence, Blair shared some important thoughts on leadership and the burden of making decisions, not simply taking expedient poses.
On the Long War: "The terrorists who threaten . . . us will never give up, if we give up. It is a test of will and of belief, and we cannot fail it."
UPDATE: Apologies to Slugger O'Toole but I have no insight, no knowledge and no opinion about Tony Blair's influence on Northern Ireland. I certainly welcome what appears to be a peaceful reconciliation between the Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland which, if successful, would be yet another vital Irish contribution to civilization. But I suspect that it was the Irish themselves that brought this about regardless of actions and intentions of the British PM.