When you stay up late at night, you get to see a lot of interesting television. Last night it was the BBC documentary Blair’s War. The BBC, in its liberated “hey, you paid for this already” attitude, helpfully makes the script of the episode available on the web.
Synopsis: Tony Blair is pretty well ignoring public opinion in the United Kingdom to go to war.
It’s all about Leadership!
I understood that there has been a large shift in public opinion in the UK in favour of supporting the war. Interesting to me is the fact that the real opposition is the backbench of Labour but that the vast majority of Parliament and the voters represented by those seats are in favour. It just does not break on traditional party lines.