Poodle Explained

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.

2 thoughts on “Poodle Explained

  1. Remember, there were no good targets in Afghanistan. I believe that’s the only reason we didn’t nuke the shit out of the place. Certainly it wasn’t because any cooler heads prevailed in the White House foreign policy/warmaking councils.

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