Blair on Bush

Look I don’t love the spending that occurred under W.  And I generally disapprove of the whole “compassionate conservative” notion.  But that aside I always liked Bush, from back when it was a maelstrom to when everyone approved, to when it got really bad in 2006, to when it never really got any better afterwards.

Now here’s a few quotes from progressive Tony Blair which hopefully will put to rest some of the many despicable leftist attacks from here at home:

Blair writes that Bush was “very smart” while having “immense simplicity in how he saw the world.”

“Right or wrong, it led to decisive leadership… he sincerely believed in spreading freedom and democracy,” he writes in “A Journey;” which hit book stores in the UK on Wednesday.

Bush had also displayed the most integrity of almost anyone he had met in politics, Blair says.

“I was asked recently which of the political leaders I had met had most integrity. I listed George near the top. He had genuine integrity and as much political courage as any leader I ever met,” he writes.

and here’s what he says about one of my favorite politicians, Dick Cheney:

While Bush was persuaded of the merits of pursuing a further U.N. resolution over Iraq and the benefits of assembling a coalition ahead of an invasion, Blair says former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was “unremittingly hard line.”

“He thought that the world had to be made anew, and that after September 11, it had to be done by force and with urgency. So he was for hard, hard power,” he writes.

I hope our erstwhile slandering leftist friends will pay attention.

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