Seven Days In Hell

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For Tony Blair, it was the ultimate week from hell. The British Prime Minister was already looking pretty scuffed up when it started, with a member of his own cabinet calling his Iraq policy "extraordinarily reckless" and threatening to resign if Blair went to war without a second U.N. resolution. Things got worse as France vowed to veto any such resolution, "whatever the circumstances" — and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld seemed to question Blair's resolve to take part in military action. Would Blair back down? By mid-week, there was open talk of regime change in London if he didn't....

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