From Letters: 'Good riddance' to Blair
Published: 28 June 2007 , The Independent
Sir: Satire is dead. Under Blair's leadership, Britain has colluded in the invasion, occupation and utter devastation of Iraq, blocked UN action to end Israel's invasion and bombardment of Lebanon, conspired with the EU, US and Israel to impose a crippling economic blockade on the Palestinian people, and refused to implement the earlier wishes of the European Parliament to suspend Israel's preferred trading status with the EU. And now this war-mongering, hypocritical, war criminal's apprentice is to be appointed a peace envoy to the Middle East of all places.
many thanks to RK
Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's the Quartet's fifth horseman
"he view that there are Spice Girls with a better shot at engaging key Arab factions appears to be one endorsed by a remarkably broad church of analysts, given the region's fabled inability to concur on anything. Almost the single notable exception thus far has been Fatah negotiator Saeb Erekat, who made the vaguely unsubstantial claim that "the Palestinians wholeheartedly support Mr Blair's appointment"
Again, many thanks to RK.