Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Death Wish III - Blair and capitulation to the Shrub on Death Penalty 

We know events progress from the first time as tragedy, the second as farce and it looks like the third time is like a puppy sick on the heartrug.

The Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, was in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, yesterday, trying to persuade African heads of state to sign up to a global moratorium on capital punishment after Britain
sank an effort to have the EU back the initiative as a bloc.

.. Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Massimo D'Alema, tried to obtain backing for the proposal at the EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels last week, Britain shot it down.British diplomats said privately that they did not wish to create difficulties for the United States at a delicate time ...

Independent 31 Jan 2007

Again Blair is unable to take a principled position as regards the oddites of the US administration...

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