Blair mired in Middle East folly

Six British soldiers were killed in four days last week, all victims of a campaign targeting British personnel inspired by the two big Shi’ite militias, writes Robert Fox.

7th April, 2007

Six British soldiers were killed in four days last week, all victims of a campaign targeting British personnel inspired by the two big Shi’ite militias, writes Robert Fox.

It was Tony Blair at his most ruffled.

As the British navy hostages touched down at Heathrow, he came before the chosen rabble of the media in Downing Street to announce yet another triumph for his diplomacy, and that a ‘‘new channel’’ of dialogue had...

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