Bush: Blair To Bring Peace To The Middle East!
The latest, from the “George W. Bush ‘House of Ideas’”:
“Tony Blair: He’s the PERFECT choice--to make the peace in the Middle East!”
Well, I mean, Tony “tests so well” with Arabs, right? Look at this:
Bush eyes Blair for Mideast peace role
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent
52 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - President Bush has talked with British Prime Minister Tony Blair about taking a role as a Middle East peace envoy after he leaves office next week. Assistant Secretary of State David Welch, the State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East, talked with Blair in London on Wednesday, while the White House and State Department spoke glowingly about the prime minister's credentials but said there was nothing to announce yet.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also expressed support for Blair playing a role in the Middle East.
"Officials in the prime minister's office are aware of this idea and Prime Minister Olmert is very supportive of Prime Minister Blair and of his continuing involvement in the Middle East and the peace process," Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said.
"Obviously Prime Minister Blair has been very active and deeply involved in Middle East peace issues throughout his prime ministership," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
"That’s RIGHT, Dana!" And in most realities that “deep involvement”—unconditional support for the Iraq war and an American military occupation in Iraq-- would be considered a “minus” in selecting a “peacemaker.” But in the topsy-turvy, kooky-crazy, downright wacky world of Bush foreign policy, it’s that very “American lapdog” quality that gives Blair *credibility* with the enemies of Israel!
Tony Blair, for “honest broker” of the peace!
Monica Goodling, for “legal ethics czar!”
Alberto Gonzales, for election judge!
Karl Rove, for point man on “changing the tone in Washington!”
Donald Rumsfeld, for “spokesman on what we should do next in Iraq!”
It goes on and on; Bush never runs out of qualified personnel.