Rory Miller is back in the Irish Times again, and he is on form this time:
"[Blair] has described this conflict as the "single most pressing political challenge in our world" and has pledged to make a resolution of the conflict his own "personal priority" as well as a "central priority" of British foreign policy."
and how does he intend to accomplish this?
"He has also avoided the inflammatory language that other EU leaders have employed to condemn Israel over the last six years, and his government has shown more understanding of Israeli concerns than most of its European counterparts."
Understanding Israeli concerns, that sounds like a key issue. Which explains why he now "believes that the best way to do this is to support the US position of opposing the imposition of a ceasefire on Israel."
But he is not +just+ backing the opposition to a ceasefire is he?
The Telegraph reported today:
"Britain has been used as a staging post for major shipments of bunker-busting bombs from America to Israel. The Israelis want the 5,000lb smart bombs to attack the bunkers being used by Hizbollah leaders in Lebanon."
Sounds like Tony is not hedging his bets, it's pretty obvious who his money is riding on.