Tony Blair's Big Gamble

Why the British leader is risking his job to back Bush, while others balk

The whole world really wants to believe in America," said Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia and now president of the International Crisis Group, who was in Davos last week. But as the planet's business and political elite enjoyed fondue and spaetzle, the miserable truth became apparent: most of the world doesn't believe the Administration of George W. Bush has yet made a case for war in Iraq. The talk in Davos was all of America-the-arrogant, America-the-bully, America-the-cowboy. All of which places in sharp focus the character and policies of one man who manifestly does believe in America and its...

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