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|Mr Blair is being lined up for a role as a Middle East peace envoy when he leaves office next week, it has emerged. |
The Prime Minister is being mentioned as a possible envoy for the Quartet group of peacemakers: the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.
The New York Times reported today that President Bush and Condoleezza Rice endorse him for the post, and hope that Mr Blair will be able to lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state.
They see his job as working with President Abbas, to help him to build the institutions and apparatus necessary for a viable, independent Palestinian homeland.
Probably not, considering that no one seems to have learned a lesson about anything else. (If anyone wants Blair to function well as an envoy to the Middle East then it's common knowledge that Bush and Condi need to STFU! Maybe even pretend that they don't want him! )
The article doesn't mention the educational policy inclinations of Blair's successor.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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