The Senator from England is in trouble
In a wide ranging speech which brought numerous standing ovations, he did not repeat his previous confidence that he would find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
So, as the Washington speech again demonstrated, Mr Blair is preparing the ground for a fresh justification for war in the event WMD never turn up.
In that event he will state that removing Saddam Hussein was justification enough.
This is all a million miles away in tone from the pre-war hype.
“A moment of freedom from the bearpit
How Tony Blair must long to take Prime Ministerâ€™s Questions in the US Congress. In the bearpit of Westminster he is derided as Americaâ€™s poodle.”
Meanwhile, Pentagon considers more reservists for Iraq. I’m guessing that “considering” means “will call up”.