But not your blood, I’m…

But not your blood, I’m betting, eh Tony?

Britain will pay ‘blood price’ – Tony Blair

Britain must be prepared to pay a “blood price” to secure its special relationship with the US, Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC.  <Jeez Tony, this isn’t a Mafia initiation…>

But Britain was not America’s puppet, the prime minister said <Methinks he doth protest too much> in an interview with the BBC Two programme Hotline to the President.

Meanwhile, almost 100 British and United States war planes attacked an air defence base in western Iraq <Uh, this already sounds like a war>. Defence sources say the raid was part of the enforcement of the no-fly zone, but it was much larger than normal <Uh, this sounds like Orwellian doublespeak>.