July 05, 2005
For the Bushes, Loyalty Runs One Way Only
Susan Madrak watches the submissive Tony Blair in action:
Susan Madrak: You really have to wonder what's going on in this S&M relationship:
LONDON, July 4: President Bush told British Prime Minister Tony Blair to expect no favors at this week's Group of Eight summit of major industrialized countries in return for backing the war in Iraq. Blair, who has made tackling global warming and relieving African poverty the goals of his year-long presidency of the G-8, will host fellow leaders at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland from Wednesday to Friday.
"I really don't view our relationship as one of quid pro quo," Bush told Britain's ITV1 television in an interview. "Tony Blair made decisions on what he thought was best for keeping the peace and winning the war on terror, as I did."
Silly Tony Blair. Didn't anybody tell him that where the Bush family is concerned, loyalty runs one way and one way only?
Posted by DeLong at July 5, 2005 04:34 PM