To add to the Presidential Medal of Freedom he received last year, the sleaze Tony Blair is to receive the "Liberty Medal" and a £67,000 prize from the US National Constitution Center. He will receive the award from fellow sleaze Bill Clinton, chairman of the Center and a previous award-winner.
"It was a privilege to work with my friend Tony Blair", said Clinton, "to help end 30 years of sectarian violence and broker a lasting peace in Northern Ireland, to stop the killing in and mass exodus from Kosovo, and to develop policies that would improve living conditions for people in both our countries.
"Now, as a private citizen, Tony continues to demonstrate the same leadership, dedication and creativity in promoting economic opportunity in the Middle East and the resolution of conflicts rooted in religion around the world, and is building the capacity of developing nations to govern honestly and effectively."
Now I can understand why two glib, dishonest narcissists should look forward to a renewed opportunity for mutual masturbation. What I cannot understand is why everybody seems so willing to forget that IRA terrorism was always about milking the Irish-American cow. When the flow was stopped, the smarter Sinn Feiners realized that they had to enter government to keep the easy money flowing.
It was that simple; it was always that simple. Blair just did what he has done so well since he was a schoolboy - sucked the big boy's dick with flattering enthusiasm.