June 27, 2007

Tony Blair peace broker

The United States was pushing for Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair to serve as a special envoy to the Middle East. Now that the proposal has materialised, Tony Blair will work to represent the interests of the United States, European Union, United Nations, and Russia (the so-called diplomatic Quartet) in the region.

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2 comments:

Elaine said...

I think Tony Blair will be good at this post. He certainly is more of a diplomat than President Bush. He may have ended his career as Prime Minister unpopular but I think the world needs someone like him as Middle East peace broker.

American Interests said...

He is a seasoned diplomat but I was initially concerned that Mr Blair's resolute support for the war would stifle his credibility given Iraq’s present disorder. There was some discussion within intellectual circles on European blogs, about whether former French President Jacques Chirac would have made a better choice. Regardles however, Washington would not have supported the latter.