An excellent excerpt of a piece by Hitchens:
The only speech by any statesman that can bear reprinting from that low, dishonest decade came from Tony Blair when he spoke in Chicago in 1999. Welcoming the defeat and overthrow of Milosevic after the Kosovo intervention, he warned against any self-satisfaction and drew attention to an inescapable confrontation that was coming with Saddam Hussein. So far from being an American "poodle," as his taunting and ignorant foes like to sneer, Blair had in fact leaned on Clinton over Kosovo and was insisting on the importance of Iraq while George Bush was still an isolationist governor of Texas.
The poodle turns out to be a bulldog. I've always told friends and acquaintances, who don't much care for the eeevil oil-slurping Bush, to pay close attention to what P.M. Blair says since he provides a more cogent and eloquent defense of the Iraq War.
Excerpt thanks to Andrew at Apostablog.