Bush, Blair and the Eurowimps

The way some in the Bush administration describe British Prime Minister Tony Blair, he should feel right at home in straight-talkin' Texas during his visit to the President's Crawford Ranch this week. "Blair's not a Eurowimp," says a senior White House aide. "He's not ponderous or hand wringing. He gets to the bottom line, and that's [George] Bush's cup of tea." That's high praise from an Administration that puts such value on straight shooting. It's also a setup. As Bush contemplates military action against Iraq, he hopes he will be able to count on support from his good friend, who has...

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