George Bush, Tony Blair and the 'Special Relationship'

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George Bush and Tony Blair were all smiles in the Rose Garden today in what looks like their last meeting before November's election. Despite the light mood, a lot of uncertainties lie ahead. Britain may be America-s strongest ally, but this bloody week in Iraq has caused even more political damage for the Prime Minister than it has for the President. Blair has been taking political heat since the war in Iraq began. For the past year, critics have called him -Bush-s poodle.- Bush-s latest shift toward Israel has angered the Arab world, leading to increased doubts at home about Blair-s influence with Washington. Warren Olney investigates the points of stress in the -special relationship- and the history of Britain-s experience in Iraq with journalists, historians and a former Middle East specialist for the CIA.
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