I read Tony Blair’s speech, given a few hours ago. It’s getting some whopper attention, but I think it’s a far less robust declaration that America should wrestle “directly” with Syria and Iran than the press thinks it is — but that said, I agree completely with the ‘perceived’ sentiment.
So Bravo, Tony — the press seems to want to move us towards direct deal-making with Syria and Iran. I’m willing to tag along (but think that Blair could have been less oblique).
Hopefully, he’ll be blunt and direct with the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group tomorrow.
— Steve Clemons