Current Affairs

Dancing Alone

Tom Friedman’s column Dancing Alone in this morning’s New York Times is exceedingly well-written and appropriately political.

Add it all up, and you see how we got so off track in Iraq, why we are dancing alone in the world — and why our president, who has a strong moral vision, has no moral influence.  

Then there’s this story in Friday’s Guardian (UK): Blair Urged to Loosen Ties with US.

Senior figures across the Labour party are intensifying pressure on Tony Blair to publicly detach himself from the Bush administration, calling on him to spell out an independent British position on the Middle East, peacekeeping in Iraq and the US presidential election.