No Sweat for Bush

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

STAND BY ME: Blair and Bush in the Azores in March

As Tony Blair batted back inquiries last week over the case he made for going to war with Iraq, George W. Bush spent the dwindling days of his month-long vacation at his Texas ranch exercising and hacking away cedar in the 100F heat. But though Bush was doing more literal sweating last week, Blair was taking all the political heat. How come? The two leaders made the same claims, and met repeatedly to plot and promote their case; their staffs coordinated closely on intelligence; and Alastair Campbell was in frequent transatlantic huddles with White House communications director Dan Bartlett. Yet while...

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