Tony Blair has accepted an offer by the United Nations to be the newly created Ambassador for Stirring Up Trouble, it has been disclosed.
Mr. Blair narrowly beat other candidates former US Ambassador John Boulton and Tory Boris Johnson. A member of the UN Interview Panel said:
"We were particularly impressed at Mr. Blair's credentials in the field of starting wars. We actually lost count of how many wars he has started. Although we considered Mr. Boulton's application, he simply didn't come close. We felt that he didn't really Stir Up enough Trouble. As for Boris Johnson, well, it was a close call between him and Mr. Blair. Mr. Johnson has Stirred Up a lot of small Troubles but nothing came close to Mr. Blair's illegal invasion of Iraq."
A beaming Mr. Blair later emerged from the UN Building in New York and said "I am proud to receive this honour and distinction, and particularly proud that these accolades fall on a British person. I have also done my best to Stir Up Trouble on behalf of my country and hope to continue to be able to do so."
As Ambassador for Stirring Up Trouble, Mr. Blair is likely to be posted to Basra in Southern Iraq, but will probably receive a free house on the Gaza Strip as well. Prime Minister in Waiting Gordon Brown has been reported as offering to arrange to have large concentric circles to be painted on the roof of the new Ambassador's residence.