This landmark agreement is said to be the crowning achievement for Blair’s 10 years in office and the fulfilment of a crucial objective for his legacy. While George W. Bush threatens to expand his warmongering into Iran, in Northern Ireland the Good Friday Accord bears fruit. The “immoral” president makes peace. The “man of God” makes war. Irony is dead.
Does this mean Blair is no longer Bush's poodle but an Irish setter? Sadly, it may well be too late. However, as someone who once supported him and has since become one of his many critics, I am pleased to concede that, at last, Blair has something on his legacy that does not say "Iraq."