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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:29 PM
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Eighty Percent Of Brits Want To Ditch US In Terror War
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 09:31 PM by bigtree
17/08/2006

Ditch US in terror war, say 80pc of Britons

By Toby Helm, Chief Political Correspondent and Philip Johnston

By a margin of more than five to one - the public wants Tony Blair to split from President George W Bush and either go it alone in the "war on terror", or work more closely with Europe.

Only eight per cent of those questioned by YouGov said Mr Bush and Mr Blair were winning the battle against Muslim fundamentalism.

While there was strong support for a hard line on terrorism at home, the survey exposed deep-seated distrust of the foreign policies championed by Mr Bush since September 11, 2001. Only 14 per cent believed Britain should continue to align itself with America.

On a recent five-day visit to the United States Mr Blair did nothing to distance himself from Mr Bush - despite pressure to do so from Labour MPs. In the White House he stood shoulder to shoulder with the President, stressing the struggle the West faced against an "arc of extremism" stretching from Afghanistan to the Lebanon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/20...
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:35 PM
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1. The Brits have nothing...
If they don't have innate good sense.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:37 PM
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2. Guarantee when they get rid of Blair this little cozy
hugfest between England and the US is done, finished, capoot!!
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:30 PM
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4. Yup.
We are gonna have a few years of the Anglo-American Uglies.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:56 PM
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3. Pretty sad though. England and the US have been friends for a very long
time, and it's takenONE IDIOT only 6 years to destroy all that!
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:41 PM
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5. Bush does not have a good name in Britain or Ireland (or anywhere else)
most people thought that the invasion of Iraq again was a waste of time and lives. British people had anough terror with the IRA bombs and now they blame Blair for all this.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:08 PM
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6. Applauding the Brits, hoping Tony falls soon.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 11:10 PM
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7. also..I remember him being bood in Ireland....I never heard of
an American President boood in Ireland......
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