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Toad in the manger

A couple of weeks ago, the Sunday Mirror ran an article claiming that Bush and Blair were arguing. The Mirror is a tabloid and not exactly trustworthy; however, there were elements of the story which might prove true later on:

Presidential advisers in Washington wanted Mr Bush to be the sole leader to make a Christmas visit to troops in Baghdad and urged Downing Street to postpone any visit.

The US refused to co-operate on security arrangements for a Christmas visit by Mr Blair, who is going to spend the festive season with his family in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh.

As it turns out, Blair just visited Iraq. Not, mind you, over Christmas, but very close — which fits the Mirror story, since Bush didn’t want him visiting over Christmas itself.

2 Comments

  1. Troy Troy

    “Presidential advisers in Washington wanted Mr Bush to be the sole leader to make a Christmas visit to troops in Baghdad and urged Downing Street to postpone any visit.”

    I wasn’t aware that Bush made a Christmas visit to Baghdad. All I remember is his Thanksgiving visit.

  2. Well, that’s why I don’t find the Mirror trustworthy, n’est pas?

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