14 Sep 2012

Tony Blair for hire to Central Asian dictatorships

Buckraking Around the World with Tony Blair
- article in The New republic.

Some choice quotes:

"Last year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared in a dreary neo-Stalinist propaganda video produced by a Kazakh TV station..."

"But for the pious, moralistic leader who wagered his career on bringing down Saddam Hussein through a war he portrayed as a humanitarian imperative, the contrast with his public sector service is striking."

"Meanwhile, Blair has set up a complex, deliberately opaque corporate structure that makes it impossible to know how much money he is making."

"Blair’s transformation into a human cash register has outraged many in Britain, and he continues to collect a pension and benefits that cost taxpayers more than $250,000 per year."

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