They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blair advocates governance against corruption - Africa only!

Mr Blair told reporters: "The important thing about what we have agreed is that we have recommitted ourselves to all the commitments we made a couple of years ago at Gleneagles. The important thing is we have set out how we are going to do them.

"There is a 60 billion dollar (£30 billion) commitment for help on HIV/Aids, there's a major initiative on education and funding for that, and support for peacekeeping, support for Africa's ability to trade its goods, support also for proper governance because this is a partnership.

"It's a deal between Africa and the developed world and just as we have recommitted ourselves to substantial increases in support and help, so Africa has recommitted itself to its responsibilities as part of a partnership - proper governance against corruption, proper democracy and so on." Link

Blair government cancels British Aerospace-Saudi arms inquiry

Prime Minister Tony Blair accepted “full responsibility” for dropping the inquiry. Link