George W Bush and Tony Blair nostalgia thread

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This is my favourite picture of the two leaders together:


W is simply radiating with determination and patriotism here as he's wearing that bomber jacket like it's straight out of Top Gun. Blair is also looking very handsome, wearing just a jumper, even though it's clearly a cold winter day. He's clearly come a long way since his humble background! So here they are, ready to really sort out the Middle East problems. Aren't they looking fabulous?

(I'm not sure if this was a meeting to prepare for sorting out the Afghanistan issue, so probably 2001, or if it was in preparation for the Iraq invasion around 2003. Does anyone know?)

Please share your favourite Bush and Blair moments here!
 

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:eek: :wtf:

I will NEVER have the slightest shred of "appreciation" for that ignoramus, Dubya.... so here's three old favorite pics of mine from my main Moco-pro.... :p


 
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@Indian Summer -- I had to sign back on to make absolutely certain you're aware that it is/was never my intention to offend you or anyone else..... We can agree to disagree & still be friends, right?? ;) LOL
 

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@Indian Summer -- I had to sign back on to make absolutely certain you're aware that it is/was never my intention to offend you or anyone else..... We can agree to disagree & still be friends, right?? ;) LOL
No worries, we seem to be in perfect agreement, actually :)

BTW, I've edited the thread title a little to better describe what I'm aiming for.
 
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I was at uni when Tony Blair came to power, people felt very optimistic at that time. I still think his government did a lot of good things, but obviously for most people the bad stuff overshadows it now. I think I'm much more cynical now about politics as a result.
 

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I always chuckle and shake my head in disbelief when I am reminded that Tony Blair was leader of Labour Party (which is a "socialist" party, for our non-European readers).
 

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I always chuckle and shake my head in disbelief when I am reminded that Tony Blair was leader of Labour Party (which is a "socialist" party, for our non-European readers).
Well yes, Labour is a social democratic party, to be precise. But yes, he did take the party much more to the right than at any previous time. It's interesting to see how well he got on with the conservative Republican George W, as can be seen from the revelations in the Chilcot report. The two were literally pen pals!
 
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