War hero

Image source: The Guardian

The re-election of the Blair Government for a third term of office yesterday completes the trifector for the Iraq War leaders. First Howard, then Bush, and now Blair. Of the three, I think the re-election of Blair saddens me the most because here you have a Labour Prime Minister aligning himself with right-wingers like Howard and Bush and still getting re-elected. Admittedly, it was with only 36% of the vote, a much reduced majority and no serious opposition, but as a political refugee from Thatcherite Britain, I rejoiced at the election of Tony Blair the first time around. This time, I find it nauseating. The Mills and Boon cover picture above just about sums it up.