GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Friday, January 08, 2010

An interview with Tony Blair....

I wish Western leaders were as coherent as Blair....
"People sometimes say to me, no, it's not really Iraq, it's Afghanistan," Blair says. "Someone else will say, no it's Pakistan, and someone else will say it's Iraq, and someone else will say it's Yemen. But actually it's all of these because in different ways, they represent different challenges that are unified by one single movement with a single ideology. And this is going to be resolved, in my view, over a long period of time. But what is important is that wherever it is fighting us, we're prepared to fight back. And actually if you take the situation, for example, in Iraq, what began as a fight to remove Saddam was over in two months but then what occupied us for the next six years was fighting external elements - Al-Qaida on one hand, Iranian-backed militias on the other, which are the same elements we're fighting everywhere. Now, ultimately we've got to understand that, unfortunately, we can't say: 'Look, let's concentrate it here, but not here, and here, and here,' because that's not the way this thing's working."

Blair's equation doesn't end there. "Actually there is a unifying theme, in my view, between what's happened in countries like our own country with terrorist activity, and what's happening in places like Yemen or Afghanistan or Somalia or, I'm afraid, other countries. The key to understanding this is [that] this is a global movement with a global ideology and it is one struggle. It's one struggle with many different arenas."

4 Comments:

Blogger Lucy said...

If Tony Blair told me the sky was blue i would go outside and check.
Eloquent certainly but no credibility and a reputation worth very little in his own country or even with his own political party who nudged him out the door.
At least he has dropped the pretence that Iraq was about WMD's as he said for the past 6 years. Clears the way for a visit to the ICC hopefully.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Lucy's Nemesis said...

Lucy, your man Gordon Brown is hated way more than TB. Look forward to deacades of Labour in opposition.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Gordon is not my man, i thought he was a bad choice then and my opinion hasn't changed.

Labour are going to be decimated at the election and face at least, 2 terms out of office or even more if they make another bad choice of leader afterwards.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Lucy's Nemesis said...

It doesn't matter who Labour have at the top. Their wrecking of the economy, open door immigration, hatred of the poor, rich and middle class has made them unelectable until the Tories screw up.

3:40 PM  

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