Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spokesman for the world

No one does it more eloquently than Tony Blair. Regardless of what you think about his participation in the Iraq war, the British PM remains unmatched in providing the proper context of our current global conflict. Excerpts from a speech he's due to deliver today at a Reuters event:

"This is not a clash between civilizations, it is a clash about civilization," Blair will say in his speech, according to extracts released by his official spokesman.

"'We' is not the West. 'We' are as much Muslim as Christian or Jew or Hindu. 'We' are those who believe in religious tolerance, openness to others, to democracy, liberty and human rights administered by secular courts."

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