Bush memoirs: ‘ Tony said – “If I win the Nobel Peace Prize, you’ll know I’ve failed” ‘

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    9th November 2010

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    Just a quickie

    The papers will be all over George W Bush’s memoirs ‘Decision Points’ tomorrow. For instance – waterboarding saved British lives – “I ordered the Pentagon to prepare to attack Syria and Iran” – you know, all that doing his job stuff.

    The bit that caught my eye wasn’t how Bush heard overtones of Churchill in Blair’s response to 9/11.  I knew that already, instinctively.

    This is the fun bit, in the Guardian on how “Tony never wavered”:

    One of Blair’s traits that Bush liked was his sense of humour. When Blair departed Downing Street to take on the job as Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiator, Bush recalls Blair joking: “If I win the Nobel peace prize, you’ll know I have failed.”

    So there we have it. The Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded only to those who have failed. Hmmm…

    It seems that Tony (Blair, if you’ve forgotten) is the only leader referred to throughout Bush’s book by his first name. Friends at Decision Points are friends for life.

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    2 Responses to “Bush memoirs: ‘ Tony said – “If I win the Nobel Peace Prize, you’ll know I’ve failed” ‘”

    1. little ole American Says:

      The Nobel Peace Prize thingee, is a hoot! Ha ha ahahahahahaaaaa!

    2. Karen Says:

      I think they will always have a strong bond of friendship and understanding that will last a lifetime

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