Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Final Act Of Blair's Farewell Tour

Say what you like about our last Prime Minister, but announcing his departure weeks in advance might, just might, have given the Glasgow bombers something they hadn't had before - a timetable.
I know that it's terribly phlegmatic and British and stiff upper-lipped and all that shite to give them 'Darwin awards' and to refer to their incompetence - they attacked my home town, and worse, a building I've been going into and out of and felt safe in for nearly 40 years; personally, I want these bastards and their like just to be dead, period - but doesn't that same 'incompetence' perhaps smack of them having been in a hurry? Of not really having learned the basics of the job in hand?
Might the demands made upon Blair by his monster ego, that he go out and seek recognition from the world like a jaded rock star dreading the fall of the final curtain, actually have forced the bombers' plans along?

7 comments:

Peter Risdon said...

So what?

Blaming anyone but the terrorists for their actions is contemptible.

Lord Straf-Dresden said...

...I want these bastards and their like just to be dead, period...

Man after my own heart.

Chuck Unsworth said...

Martin:

"Of not really having learned the basics of the job in hand?"

Bastards or no, that's very difficult to do if you're a suicide bomber. After all, you only get one go at it.

But I do find it surprising that such apparently well-educated people seem not to have been able to understand the basic Chemistry and Physics involved.

Mark Wadsworth said...

What Lord Straf-Dresden says.

Chuck - if your first mission fails, then you can have another go just as soon as you get released from jail under the Human Rights Act.

Katy Newton said...

Say what you like about our last Prime Minister, but announcing his departure weeks in advance might, just might, have given the Glasgow bombers something they hadn't had before - a timetable.

Um. I seem to remember that TB didn't want to give a timetable and had to be pushed into it by the press, the Labour Party and the electorate. And I can't really see how he could have done otherwise, to be honest. It would be a bit weird if we woke up one morning and Tony Blair had gone and Gordon Brown was just there.

istanbultory said...

It's all very predictable really. If you allow uncontrolled immigration from non-EU countries(Labour has allowed in more than a million such people since 1997), you might end up with a group of (amazingly under-qualified) doctors attempting to kick-off a bit of jihad,cause mayhem, etc....
It's how Tony deserves to be remembered.

Ross F said...

Not to defend Blair, whom I would personally like to see dangling from a forecourt somewhere, but how could his resignation not grant the terrorists a timetable? He resigned and his party needed time to select a new leader, that would inevitably take a period of several weeks, even with one candidate.

Besides which I doubt that the terrorists would have been unable to find some other significant date had a change in prime ministers not been forthcoming.