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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:44 pm
According to Yahoo News, I’ve been ruling Britain since April 2004:
British prime minister Tim Blair to prepare MPs for worse violence in Iraq in coming weeks …
I believe my aggressive stance on Iraq helped me be re-elected. William Kristol agrees:
So it turns out Madrid was the exception, not the rule. On March 14, 2004, the party of Spanish prime minister José María Aznar was defeated at the polls after an al Qaeda attack in Madrid and after a campaign in which the opposition fiercely criticized Aznar for Spain’s involvement in the war to remove Saddam Hussein. In the wake of its electoral victory, the new leftist government withdrew Spain’s troops from Iraq.
The question, a year ago, was this: Was Spain a harbinger of electoral defeat for the other democratic leaders of the war to liberate Iraq? Some hoped it would be, and have been severely disappointed. President Bush did not flinch in Iraq and was reelected with a stronger showing than four years before. Australia’s John Howard, a steadfast supporter of the war in Iraq, was reelected to a historic fourth term as prime minister with an increased majority. And last week Britain’s Tony Blair won a third term, the first Labour prime minister ever to do so.
Blair won with a diminished majority, to be sure. Yet the main opposition party, the Tories, supported the war as well. So roughly 68 percent of the British electorate voted for parties with pro-war leaders. The Liberal Democrats, critics of the war who pledged a quick withdrawal from Iraq, did increase their vote by about 4 percentage points, but still received only 22 percent of the vote.
Those losers! Must dash; my Galloway garrotting legislation is being drafted.
(Via Alan R.M. Jones)