Visiting UK PM Tony Blair just escapes two mortar attacks in Iraq visit – at the British embassy in Baghdad and UK HQ in Basra
debkafile: The high precision of the attacks on Blair’s unpublicized, tightly-secured visit Saturday indicates effective inside hostile intelligence in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone government center and the southern town of Basra which is under British control.The British premier was on a final tour to visit British troops and meet Iraqi leaders in Iraq before he steps down this month.
Former US President Jimmy Carter blasted Blair’s relations with president George W. Bush as “Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient.” In a BBC interview, Carter said: …the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq has been a major tragedy for the world.”