Tony Blair: What Became of the Likely Lad?
Enter Tony Blair, the likely ad with a megawatt smile and a pocketful of promises. None of these promises included a sustained military campaign based on forged documents, or a rapidly-growing culture of surveillance. Nor did it include an exodus of children from state-run to public (read "private") schools. Blair hitched himself to George W. Bush's star, following the Texan on a Quixotic adventure through the desert, and all he can utter in his defense is that most English of phrases: "... sorry!"
The media-savvy politician is learning the hard way that if you live by the sword then yo die by the sword: whether or not history is kind to Tony Blair, current events are clearly not on his side, and it may well cost Labour their time in the sun.