The Islamists are our most pressing problem. OK, we have our differences with Putin but let's patch them up and get stuck in to the common foe.Back in the newsroom, a BBC commentator responded (again, my precis):
Some people won't want to hear this from a man they consider a war criminalAmazing stuff for lunchtime. What is going on here? Obviously, Blair would be able to find plenty of people who'd more-or-less agree with him in a global-strategic kind of way - but what audience is he playing to when making public utterences like that? (And is the UK tax-payer still funding his peronal security?)
Roaming the world making money is one thing: sordid, but hey, there's that dreadful wife of his to pacify. We know the Chilcot report could be hitting the streets one day, and Blair may have his date with destiny in mind. But can anyone think of a precedent for a sad old politico behaving quite like this after his sell-by date? A kind of unloveable inter-galactic TonyBenn.
Even Jimmy Carter pretty much stuck to the conciliatory stuff - and behind the scenes, too. Where it belongs.