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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Picture of the Day

This image will be the Blair legacy.

Is that regret on Blair's face?

(President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former British prime minister Tony Blair in the White House. (AFP/Saul Loeb))


  • It's like a critical mass of rogues and fools all wrapped in a thick ego shell.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:06 AM  

  • I couldn't figure out this photo. There's so much complexity there.

    I mean Blair shows regret. Have you ever seen regret on a Pres medal winner?

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:11 AM  

  • I was commenting on the broader perversion of the Presidential Medal of Freedom under Bush.

    But to the photo itself, Blair does look like a man who was made an offer he couldn't refuse. I mean, can you really say "no" when offered the medal? Still, I think Blair and Bush are more alike than not when it comes to imperialist thinking in foreign policy so maybe there's not all that much regret.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:15 AM  

  • Yeah, I think as far as Blair is in, he has to take the medal. Can you imagine the press if it leaked out he had refused?

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 8:22 AM  

  • It is a VERY uncomfortable picture of both of them. Almost painful to look at... Again, you find the best shots!

    By Anonymous Marciale, at 12:25 AM  

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