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Blair for EU President?

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Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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Tony Blair, who was British prime minister for 10 years, is shown in June 2007 as he was leaving office.

Tony Blair has apparently set his sights across the English Channel, as he is a contender to become the first president of the European Union. While he has yet to officially announce his candidacy, the British government has already declared its support for Blair, and he is seen as a front-runner for the position.

The Guardian:

Tony Blair is a contender to become the first president of the EU with the full backing of the British government, the new Europe minister said [Monday].

Glenys Kinnock, in Strasbourg for the opening session of the new European parliament, said that although the former prime minister had not formally declared his candidacy, it was “certainly” the government position to support him.

“I am sure they would not do it without asking him,” Lady Kinnock said. “The UK government is supporting Tony Blair’s candidature for president of the council.”

The new post is to be created under the Lisbon treaty, which will streamline the way the EU is run if it is endorsed in an Irish referendum in early October.

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By msgmi, July 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm Link to this comment
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Blair’s calling to become the EU president is long overdue. Hopefully, he gets nominated and has a chance to form a cabinet of GW as the controller, Cheney as the manager of gulags, Wolfowitz as the propaganda minister and former SecDef Rumsfeld as the European Crusade Capo in charge of regime changes leading to the overthrow of all Mid-East countries which he feels are a threat to world order. And as his legal counsel, President Blair should recruit John Yoo who will rewrite juris prudence in order to promote the legality of the Great Crusade. Lest he not forget GW’S former AJ, Gonzo Gonzalez, as head and in charge of all prosecutions of gulag detainees.

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By Mark Warren, July 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm Link to this comment
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Yes he did go to Rome where he kissed the Pope’s ring, and he will no doubt be kissing quite a few more before he is finished. One of his biggest lies was how he claimed he would bring the UK closer to Europe but did nothing of the sort. The UK is poorer and more isolated now than when he started as Prime Minister. As Middle Eastern mediator he did nothing to help the Palestinians. I saw a picture of 4 or 5 (difficult to tell) Palestinian children, their bodies black, twisted and welded together like a piece of modern art – complements of Israel white phosphorous. And as European President he will do likewise – nothing, zilch, zero. His first love was and is America, where he may still have friends, but not your America, I mean the America of Milton Friedman, privatization, unrestrained banking and the free market that has actually destroyed it. He is despised now in Britain and Europe, hated even. But like Kissinger, he seems to sleep well at night. The complete modern moron.

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By C Quil, July 16, 2009 at 10:48 am Link to this comment

Sounds like they are trying to unload Blair on somebody else as fast as they can. The guy is a complete raving loony. Ireland hasn’t ratified the EU parliament, so the position doesn’t even exist yet.

I read somewhere that Cherie Blair has just been treated for swine flu. First time the disease described the person who contracted it. (My apologies to all the humane and decent pigs out there.)

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By dihey, July 16, 2009 at 7:13 am Link to this comment

Inasmuch as several EU countries are involved in neo-colonial wars Blair is just the right scoundrel to be their first president.

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By hidflect, July 16, 2009 at 6:53 am Link to this comment
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He’s delusional. Well, we all know that, but if he thinks anyone is going to let a blood-soaked murderer into power then he’s really bonkers. Maybe that’ll be his defence in the Hague court.

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By andrushka, July 16, 2009 at 3:56 am Link to this comment

Tell me, can’t be true? What did the rest of Europe do, to deserve Bush’s puddle?

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By johannes, July 16, 2009 at 3:04 am Link to this comment

Well the Dutch had 80 years of war with the Spaines about our freedom of thinking.

We had 100 years of war of and on with the Englisch about our freedom of trading on the sea’s.

The day we voted no against the bureaucratic money devouring pseudo people, but our votes where cast on the side.

The day we geth a men as Blair, in his train their will follow lots of pseudo lords to enslave us, it will be a dark day for the freedom loving Europeên people.

salutation

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By Folktruther, July 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm Link to this comment

this would put an American agent as a leader of Europe, influencing Europe to support American aggression. It’s in the world’s interests to isolate American imperialism, not to strengthen it.  Europe should go its own way, in alliance with Russia, not the US.  It is too fragmented to make trouble, and would lessen the US’s ability to do so.

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By idarad, July 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment

Mary Ann - you nailed it.
What more does Europe need than a war criminal running the EU. Maybe he will name George as his court jester!

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By Druthers, July 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment

Now that he has converted to Catholicism, confessed his sins, he can get started on a new rampage with a clean slate.  What next, a Nobel peace prize?

It is really a dirty little world.

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By Mary Ann McNeely, July 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm Link to this comment

For the sake of efficiency, let Blair set up shop in The Hague so he can be both EU prez and be tried for war crimes simultaneously.

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By Xntrk, July 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment

This is some kind or progressive art right? a SATIRICAL EXPOSE of how George W. and his ass-lickers continue to spin the costs of State Terrorism and Torture during the past 10 years… I’ve extended the time element because of Obama’s refusal to effectively end the illegal acts of our Government.

Blair was Georgie’s lap-dog, and the whole world knows it. Now, Browne continues his self-defeating attempt to expand the Empire to Afghanistan. Will these puppets of the Corporate Fascists never change?

As I said, this must be some kind of satirical joke disguised as a trial balloon. The trouble is, I am not laughing…

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By skulz fontaine, July 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment

Well there you go. Just can’t keep a good war criminal down.

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