American-Muslim Criticisms of Blair
October 31, 2006 § 4 Comments
We are looking at strange times for Britain compared to the days when She dominated the waterways with a monstrous Navy led by its overbearing yet brilliant Minister of Admiralty, Sir Winston. This was a time when the country was united and unyielding in killing Germans, dethroning a Turkish Sultan and shuffling Arab lands like playing cards. A time when Henry Asquith was at the helm as Prime Minister of Britain. This was a time when men were men and Prime Ministering was at its height, a time when civil wars were home grown (Irish Home Rule Act) instead of foreign affairs from Allied meddling.
However, since Blair is no Asquith he must face the music and be subject to the world’s disappointment as suggested in this BBC article,
“It is just possible that, more than three years after the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair will be defeated in the House of Commons over the war.” (N. Assinder, BBC)
Ironically, there is the possibility that Asquith’s Parliament Act of 1911, which suppressed the House of Lords and gave supremacy to the House of Commons, opened the doors for Blair’s foolhardy partnership with the Bush Administration. My assumption is that had the Parliament Act of 1911 not existed there would have been resistance to Blair’s plans to invade Iraq which may have resulted in better planning instead of a harum scarum offensive.