Tony Blair as Gladstone?

Salon magazine has just put up an interesting piece by Andrew O’Hehir entitled Lost in the Desert. It’s about Tony Blair and his disastrous decision to support Bush’s war, as portrayed in two new books: “Point of Departure” by Robin Cook, who resigned from Blair’s cabinet over the war, and Philip Stephens’ “Tony Blair: The Making of a World Leader”. The article is fascinating, and Cook’s book looks like essential reading – I’m gong to order a copy from Amazon UK tonight.