Cracks become chasms

Darwish, Adel
December 2005
Middle East;Dec2005, Issue 362, p24
The article presents information about the debacle between British prime minister Tony Blair and U.S. president George W. Bush over the Iraq war issue. Blair's increasingly unpopular policies--at home and abroad--are traceable to his relationship with America. Instead of abandoning the hole in which he became stuck after following Bush into Iraq in 2003, a deluded Blair keeps on digging, hoping to find some way out. Last month both British and American leaders faced a similar predicament with their respective lawmakers over their passionate anti-terrorism crusade, when the lawmakers began to grow impatient with being taken for granted for too long.


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