September 27, 2004

Boredom: Blair's Strategy

Is it me or was Tony Blair's speech at the Labour Party conference his most boring ever. No grand vision, no apocalyptic rhetoric and certainly no substance. Love him or hate him (and those who read Maggie's Pants will know I certainly don't love him), Blair has at least always been entertaining. That was his strength wasn't it? Blair the "great orator". Not any more it seems. One war, both literal and metaphorical, too many I think. He touched on Iraq of course, but only barely. There was certainly no apology for the lack of WMD's or the illegal preemptive war. He did admit there are and were never stockpiles of chemical, weapons in Iraq. That's big of you Tony!