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Blair accused of 'stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back' after supporting Republicans (British PM)
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 20, 2008

Posted on 01/19/2008 10:51:01 PM PST by Stoat

Blair accused of 'stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back' after supporting Republicans

Last updated at 00:56am on 20th January 2008

 

Clinton and Blair

Former allies: Bill Clinton and Tony Blair

 
Tony Blair was accused of betrayal last night as he waded into the American Presidential campaign to support George Bush's Republican world view.

As the former PM recommended Mr Bush's policies to 400 millionaire bankers in Las Vegas, former ally Bill Clinton was campaigning in Nevada for his wife Hillary, who hopes to be the Democratic candidate for the White House and is an arch Bush critic.

In a move liable to be interpreted as a stab in the back for Hillary's campaign, Mr Blair – who was paid £125,000 for his 35-minute speech – said: "George Bush is an amazingly strong and steady President...which is what America and the world needs."

Last night Labour backbencher Jeremy Corbyn said: "A week ago Mr Blair travelled to France to praise the Right-wing President of France and this week he travels to the USA to support the Republicans.

"Is there no end to the extremes he will go to?"

Mr Blair's office denied that his comments were an attack on Mrs Clinton.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: allies; allyuk; blair; blairknowshillary; bushdoctrine; clinton; east; envoy; eupresident; middle; nevada; praise; redfacedbillontheway; tonyblair
Last night Labour backbencher Jeremy Corbyn said: "A week ago Mr Blair travelled to France to praise the Right-wing President of France and this week he travels to the USA to support the Republicans.

"Is there no end to the extremes he will go to?"

ROTFLMAO!

Hopefully Mr. Corbyn has a good supply of Kleenex on hand to dry his tears   :-)

If anyone runs across a transcript or video of Mr. Blair's Las Vegas speech, please feel free to post it here as it would certainly add to this terribly short article.

Thanks!

1 posted on 01/19/2008 10:51:12 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

hilary the marxist, get lost


2 posted on 01/19/2008 10:56:24 PM PST by Waco
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To: Stoat
Everything in the universe revolves around Hillary?

On a cloudy day, Hillary believes the sun stabbed her in the back.

What a freeking evil psycho.

?

3 posted on 01/19/2008 11:00:55 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Stoat

Attaboy, Tony.

“If anyone runs across a transcript or video of Mr. Blair’s Las Vegas speech”

I’m not expecting much media coverage...


4 posted on 01/19/2008 11:05:37 PM PST by james500
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Back when Great Britain's current Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, he also praised President Bush and his policies, particularly on the war on terror.  This article is from a speech that then-Chancellor Brown gave in New York in 2004

Brown hails Bush's war (Great Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers glowing endorsement)

5 posted on 01/19/2008 11:09:37 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Stoat
*BUMP* !
6 posted on 01/19/2008 11:14:06 PM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: Stoat

How extreme to want to win a war! That Churchill, he was such an extremist.


7 posted on 01/19/2008 11:17:39 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Stoat
Blair accused of 'stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back'

Pity, he only used words to do the stabbing.

8 posted on 01/19/2008 11:18:39 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

“Blair accused of ‘stabbing Hillary Clinton in the back’

Pity, he only used words to do the stabbing.”

What should he have used?


9 posted on 01/19/2008 11:22:22 PM PST by james500
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To: Stoat
Blair stabbed Hillery in the back?

Good Lord, Mr. Blair, chop Obama with a panga too, he's earned it with what he did in Kenya.

You have the thanks of a grateful nation.

10 posted on 01/19/2008 11:31:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: james500

11 posted on 01/19/2008 11:32:04 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Stoat

Iraq Liberation Act of ‘98 was signed by Bill. That’s what is so insane about Hillary’s foreign policy.


12 posted on 01/19/2008 11:33:48 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: libh8er; james500; Stoat

That reminds me, the stakes are really high in this election.


13 posted on 01/19/2008 11:35:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: FormerACLUmember

Is that shot from “Invasion of The Body Snatchers”?


14 posted on 01/20/2008 12:47:33 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Stoat

Well who could stand to look at her face on?


15 posted on 01/20/2008 3:34:26 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: libh8er

Das wut I’m talkin’ ‘bout!

LLS


16 posted on 01/20/2008 4:26:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote Fred!)
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To: Stoat

Good Ol’ Tone!!!


17 posted on 01/20/2008 4:30:02 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Stoat

Let’s just get down to it, and attack Hillary’s character AND intelligence.


18 posted on 01/20/2008 4:35:55 AM PST by Tax Government (Government-funded education, for the most part, is content to make morons of us all.)
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To: littlehouse36; Stoat

Iraq Liberation Act of ‘98 was signed by Bill

Mr. Clinton did all the talk, than left the ‘work’ for the President Bush.


19 posted on 01/20/2008 5:05:08 AM PST by Son House (Protection For Opportunity Seekers And Tax Payers From Congress Spending: Low Tax Rates !!!)
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To: Tax Government

Or lack thereof.


20 posted on 01/20/2008 5:55:26 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Stoat
Hopefully Mr. Corbyn has a good supply of Kleenex on hand to dry his tears :-)

Hopefully Mr. Blair has good and loyal bodyguards.

21 posted on 01/20/2008 5:59:51 AM PST by COBOL2Java (May the Lord bless and keep Hillary Clinton - far away from the White House!)
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To: Stoat
My gift to Tony:


22 posted on 01/20/2008 6:06:52 AM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! ALLLLLWAYS!)
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To: bannie
My gift to Tony:

I'm guessing that Mr. Blair may have a schedule which precludes a personal reply, and so please allow me to thank you for your gracious gift   :-)

Hopefully he will use it regularly.

23 posted on 01/20/2008 7:17:18 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
All Right PM Blair!!! THANK YOU, SIR!

THE TRUTH HURTS THE CLINTONS EVERY TIME!

24 posted on 01/20/2008 7:21:34 AM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: COBOL2Java
Well, there IS that....and tell him to watch his family pets, too!

The Clintons are NASTY people with NASTY "friends."

25 posted on 01/20/2008 7:23:18 AM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: NordP

bttt

Thank you, (former) PM Blair.


26 posted on 01/20/2008 7:24:37 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: Stoat
Mr Blair's office denied that his comments were an attack on Mrs Clinton.

To paraphrase Churchill, "Should the Democrats offer £125,000 for a 35-minute speech, I would at least find occasion, in the Sands Hotel, to make a favorable reference to Clintonomics."

27 posted on 01/20/2008 7:37:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Being an idealist excuses nothing. Hitler was an idealist.)
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To: Stoat

Your response is as delightful as any Blair could give...so...thank you for your "thank you."


28 posted on 01/20/2008 8:10:43 AM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! AAAAAAaaaAAAAAaaaaaAAAALLWAYS!)
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To: Stoat

If you have any video or transcript of Blair’s speech in Vegas, please let me know at my site ...

http://keeptonyblairforpm.wordpress.com

... or here at this site. I want to counteract the rubbish that passes for journalism in the rag The Daily Mail. It’s a Conservative paper and yet is gleefully quoting an Old Leftie unreconstructed Labourite just because he’s moaning, as always, about Blair. They’re all idiots. None of them deserve to be in the same country as Tony Blair.

If all that Mr Blair said was the sentence quoted - what’s wrong with THAT? He didn’t say the Republican party was strong! Just Bush. These people make me sick. They’ve helped destroy Blair’s first career, and now they’re working on his second. They won’t succeed. He leaves them all gasping.


29 posted on 01/20/2008 4:03:26 PM PST by BlairSupporter (My blog is now an archive on Tony Blair. Please feel free to visit. Google - Keep Tony Blair for PM)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Well, how do we know he didn't refer to Clinton in favorable terms? As I said in an earlier reply, I'd just like to get a fuller report of what Tony Blair DID actually say.

There's far too much misinterpretation attached to this man from his detractors.

And now, he does not release his transcripts because he is not required to, as a private individual. But scant, misleading reports like the above perpetuate the myths.

I think he's given up on the liars.

Perhaps we should too.

I warned my countrymen that they'd have to pay for the stuff he used to tell us free.

Still, they wouldn't listen then. Why are some of them eavesdropping now?

I miss him tremendously. We seem to have no real leadership here in the UK today.

30 posted on 01/20/2008 6:10:30 PM PST by BlairSupporter (Tony Blair archive & blog: http://keeptonyblairforpm.wordpress.com/)
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