More from Dan Froomkin:
Bob Roberts and Ryan Parry write in Britain’s Daily Mirror: “Tony Blair feared George Bush would ‘nuke the s**t’ out of Afghanistan in revenge for 9/11, a sensational documentary will claim this week.
“Giving the inside story on the war, former British ambassador to the US Chris Meyer reveals: ‘Blair’s real concern was that there would be quote unquote ‘a kneejerk reaction’ by the Americans. . . . they would go thundering off and nuke the s**t out of the place without thinking straight.’ . . .
“In Channel 4’s candid two-part documentary The Rise and Fall of Tony Blair, Mr Meyer claims the threat explains why the Prime Minister vowed to stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with Bush over the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan — to thwart his allguns blazing battle plan.”
Could be true. But on the other hand, the fact that Bush may have wanted to nuke the shit out of Afghanistan (no ** for me!) has little to do with Tony Blair’s self-serving political ambitions.