Tony Blair: Past, Present and Future

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It's been the worst-kept political secret in years, and today, Tony Blair said, "Ten years is enough."  After announcing his plans to his cabinet in London, the British Prime Minister finally announced that he'll submit his resignation to Queen Elizabeth on June 27.  By that time, the majority Labour Party's expected to have selected Chancellor Gordon Brown as the next Prime Minister. In his speech today, surrounded by vocal supporters, Blair addressed the most controversial aspect of his ten years as the leader of Britain: his support for President Bush and the war in Iraq. We look at Blair's accomplishments and his failures.  Will support for the war in Iraq damage his legacy or enhance it? What will Blair's absence mean for President Bush?  What's the future for leadership of the European Union?

Credits

Guests:
Naomi Grimley - British Political Reporter for the BBC World Service, Andrew Roberts - British historian and commentator, Mary Dejevsky - The Independent - @marydejevsky, Charles Kupchan - Council on Foreign Relations / Georgetown University - @CFR_org, Stryker McGuire - London Bureau Chief for Newsweek

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner