Tuesday, 6 January 2009

You've got a friend...

I had thought I'd give the cynicism a miss for a bit this year, then I remembered that I really am cynical about most things... and a pessimistic bum to boot.

So when I saw that Tony Blair is to be awarded the Medal of Freedom from outgoing US President George W Bush (along with Australian John Howard and Colombian Alvaro Uribe) for being a "staunch ally" of the US, I nearly choked on my cereal.

Getting a medal for being a good pal? I thought the US had spurned the honours system? Next thing you know, if you donate some money to a political party, you might end up being a Sir or Dame. Oh... wait.

1 comments:

Jeff 6 January 2009 at 10:29  

You weren't by any chance reading The Guardian as you (nearly) spat that cereal out? ;-)

(http://tomcharris.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/congratulations-tony/)

A bizarre award for sure, no cynicism required there. I still like big Tony though, he isn't finished with the world just yet I hope. I bet he looks suitably sheepish if/when he picks it up.

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