posted on May, 7 2007 @ 10:31 PM
Mr. Blair leave office as PM to the resounding sighs of the opposition party, who had no one to match him. Whilst he may not carry the weight of a
Churchill, he's still head and shoulders above the run of the mill politician operating in Britain, if not the world, today. He was an ally, when my
country sorely needed one. If not in lockstep, he was surely on the beat with us, and wasn't anything even resembling the lapdog so fondly put forth
by his outgunned opposition.
Erudite, classy, intelligent, even courageous...all of these words can be used to describe Mr. Blair. Though I'm sure others will be used as well
. He stood up when it was needed, unlike a lot of politicians elsewhere in the world.
History will ultimately, I think, view him as someone who took a stand against darkness, and against sometimes bitter opposition stated his case time
and again. Socially, while I am no expert on matters pertaining to Britain's society as a whole, what I do see is better than it was, with more to
do. So a passing grade on that. Foreign policy? Depends greatly upon who you ask .
My respect for the man is immense.
[edit on 7-5-2007 by seagull]