Tuesday, 28 March 2006

"A battle about values..."

NZ HERALD: British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives in Auckland late this afternoon from Australia where he told a joint sitting of the Parliament that the war against terrorists was as much a battle about values as it was about arms. Mr Blair said the struggle facing the world today was not just about security. It was also "a struggle about values and modernity, whether to be at ease with it or enraged at it."

It certainly is. Remarkable to hear that from a politician.

LINKS: War against terrorists a moral battle, says Blair - NZ Herald

TAGS: War, Multiculturalism, Religion


  1. Good vs Evil is still not a military strategy. Sounds like political spin to me.

    I find it pathetically hilarious how some people refuse to budge on their initial position about Iraq. Peikoff was saying Iraq was the wrong war back in 1997. Yet another prescient observation which no one credits him for.

  2. Hey buddy, if you want Tony Blair, you can have him.

  3. That sounds like a good deal. We'll trade him for Helen Clark? But you have to keep Cherie, because daft poodle she is she reckons we're Australians...

  4. Jeez, TCM: I don't want either of them! They're both dyed-in-the-wool socialists in spite of his flash suit and her (largely unsuccessful) makeover.

    Besides, there's something very irritating about a plummy (UK) Public-school accent banging on about understanding the needs of the working class and all that bollocks.

  5. There is nothing at all "remarkable" in a politician wrapping himself in aspirational and high minded colours. They all do it, in the hopes some of the gloss will stick. The really worrying ones actually believe their own propaganda. The merely cynical simply intend the public to do so. Suspect Blair is in transit from latter to former.


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