Our buddy Blair
: It looked tight and tough for Tony Blair for awhile there, but he stood firmly by us and our President. It was easier for Bush; this was his war; his party was behind him. For Blair, this was Bush’s war and his party was not behind him. They held it over him like probation over a two-time offender. He looked exhausted.
But the Times of London says Blair has run the marathon (and still looks like it) … but he won.
TONY BLAIR staggered the last stretch of his war marathon yesterday, a man now running on pure willpower, gaunt, gritted, visibly elated, and profoundly, knee-saggingly knackered….
Hands reached out from all sides to slap his back as he reached the end. Iain Duncan Smith was the first.