Tony Blair - My Fake Diary

Sunday, 16 September 2012

I found this on the internet yesterday:

Afghanistan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has found one important Western cheerleader.

Last year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared in a dreary neo-Stalinist propaganda video produced by a Kazakh TV station and exclaimed that Nazarbayev had displayed "the toughness necessary to take the decisions to put the country on the right path." The movie features extensive interviews with Nazarbayev and Western energy executives praising him, as well as fawning interventions from Blair. "In the work that I do there, I've found them really smart people, capable, very determined, and very proud of their country," he enthuses.

Why is Tony Blair, the man who embodied liberal hawkishness and democracy promotion, shilling for these dictatorships?

Perhaps it doesn't hurt that he is earning millions of dollars advising Nazarbayev on "governance" and that his lucrative Azeri trip was paid for by a wealthy local businessman and former government lobbyist.

It is generally taken as a given that politicians, upon leaving office, will enter the private sector and earn a good living.

But for the pious, moralistic leader who wagered his career on bringing down Saddam Hussein through a war he portrayed as a humanitarian imperative, the contrast with his public sector service is striking.

Blair's ambition to create a more democratic world may have shrunk, but his bank account has certainly grown - by many millions!

And this fact obvious wrangles some people… eh eh eh…

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