I always liked Tony Blair seemed to be a quite down to earth kind of guy. Also he had great hair. Even though im an Aussie I think it is sad to see him go. Im almost used to seeing news footage of John Howard and Tony Blair sitting down to a cuppa tea every other week.
Well, without the US, who's defending Europe (militarily)?
Europe can take care of itself.
I just wish Blair had taken more of a leaf from Mr Chirac's book before the "war" - Blair will be remembered for Iraq, not for improving the economy, lowering unemployment and providing stability in Northern Ireland and Bosnia.
We only have to look across the pond at George W Bush to see that Blair wasn't that bad. And voted in twice. America peaked in the mid 90s.