Tony Blair has called on governments around the world to stand up to protesters engaged in violent attacks on western embassies in retaliation for an anti-Islamic film.
The Telegraph, Tony Blair: reaction to 'laughable' anti-Islam film is dangerous but modernisers will triumph, 17 Sep. 2012
Compare and contrast Blair's response to most recent Middle East violence with that of the Obama administration, apologizing to the radicals for freedom of speech in the U.S. - see the ad below. Obama isn't standing up to radical Islam, he is prostrating America before it.
Tony Blair is, on the issue of the Middle East, the most eloquent and intellectually honest of all the major politicians in the world today. This short video from his appearance before the Iraq Inquiry commission from January of last year is as concise a summary of the situation, and as damning an implicit criticism of Obama's Middle East policy, as you will find.
H/T to reader Bill from across the pond for pointing out this video.
This is precisely what our government should be telling the American people, and what should be the basis for our Middle East policy (and should have been since 9-11) - not the conceits and fantasies that Obama expoused in his Cairo address and that guide his failed policies through today.
By the way, how is the Obama ad working in Pakistan to satisfy the radicals? This from Fox News:
Thousands angered by an anti-Muslim film ignored pleas for peaceful rallies and rampaged in several Pakistani cities Friday in battles with police that killed 19 people and touched off criticism of a government decision to declare a national holiday to proclaim devotion for the Prophet Muhammad.