Number 1 Ally: Tony Blair

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Blair waves to a supporting crowd during a campaign stop

In June he won a historic second term in office for the Labour Party. And since Sept. 11 Tony Blair has been The Man, America's best ally, a clear-sighted leader in war and diplomacy and head of the E.U.'s most diffident member state, whose dinner table other European leaders still clamor to grace.

Since George W. Bush took over the White House, Blair has founded his foreign policy on achieving trust with Washington's new gang of Texan-accented unilateralists. He disagrees with Bush on many topics, from the Kyoto climate change accords to how hard to lean on Israel....

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