Former British prime minister Tony Blair is being touted to hold the newly created position of President of the European Council. Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the world, “we the British government declare that Tony Blair would be an excellent candidate to hold the position of the President of the European Council.” But, would he, that is the question? Blair became the close ally of George Bush in the disastrous invasion of Iraq and his behavior raises questions as to his ability to take a firm stand in support of intelligent foreign policy decisions. Instead of demanding that Bush work with the United Nations, Blair jumped onto the bandwagon headed for the hell of Iraq.
His performance as prime minister did not result in a successful economy, he did not actually make any intelligent changes in education, but did play a role in raising college costs. Exactly, what are his qualifications for this important position besides displaying the backbone of a chocolate eclair in Iraq?