FROM Peter David
The Future of the Anglo-American Alliance In the five years after September 11 Tony Blair and George Bush formed a partnership that shaped world events. Today, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is back at the Bush White House, as both leaders face declining support in their own countries. "Problems at home have turned both leaders from soaring hawks into the lamest of ducks." That's from a recent article in Economist magazine article by Foreign Editor Peter David.
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