He stepped up because he thought the Brits would control Um Qsar which was the main export port for Iraqi oil and he was secretly meeting with bill clinton the entire time.
He speaks well...and does the exact opposite of what he says.
Blair is aso married to a profoundly dedicated liberal leftist, and of course that is the contagion which underlies the whole delegitimization of Israel movement.
One wonders how deep the Blair convition is. Would he fight to defend Israel?
Most of America would.
If you say so. As some Frenchman once said: “No nation has friends, only interests”. Regardless — Britain was a “friend” of the US, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Blair had to battle his own party, to pull that off. He deserves a lot of credit and respect for that.