Carol Platt Liebau

Thursday, May 05, 2005

When Tony Blair first came to power, I thought he was the English Bill Clinton -- oozing Third Way charm, wedded to no conviction but that he should lead the country.

I was wrong. Blair has more courage and conviction in his little finger than most have in their entire bodies. His conduct during the War on Terror has been nothing short of heroic.

It now looks like he may lose his job because of it.

Terrible for America. But Mr. Blair should remember that another great Prime Minister lost his job, once, too -- then came back in glory and in death was hailed as Britain's last lion. It's Winston Churchill, of course -- and in his courage and steadfastness, Tony Blair takes after him. I can think of no greater compliment to an Englishman than to be compared to Sir Winston.


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