posted on Aug, 23 2004 @ 09:51 PM
Blair addressed a joint session of Congress on 17th July 2003. His first comments thanked Congress for awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal. The
lack of an award ceremony at that time was spuriously blamed on the medal not having been minted timeously, although most observers believed Blair
chose to forego an award ceremony on the grounds that Allied troops were still in difficulty on the ground in Iraq and that it would have been
politically difficult at home for Blair to be seen attending an award ceremony. These two reasons, combined with the November U.S. elections and
possible U.K. elections in May 2005 are to blame for no award ceremony. Well, that plus the fact George W. Bush is almost universally despised outside
the U.S. of course - including the U.K.
For Blair to be seen accepting this award from the dumbest occupant to grace the White House would be Blair's electoral suicide - and a gift to his
internal Labour Party opponents. For Blair is deeply disliked at home and only the lack of an effective Opposition has kept him in power.
In any event, what did he do to deserve such an award ? He supported the U.S. after 9/11 - when lets never forget, so did the French, Germans and just
about 99% of the other UN members. We see no awards to Chirac or Schroeder.
He got the award simply because he committed U.K. forces to Iraq. But he also sent U.K. forces into an unjust war on false pretences in support of the
worst and most calamitous U.S. administration of modern times, and as a result many British families have lost a Son. Who remembers those boys? Our
boys and yours?
Remember them, Tony, as you polish your gold trinkets.