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Gawd help us.
I hated this fucker pretty conclusively yesterday-now I can add utter disgust and contempt as well.[:(!]
FROM BBC NEWS
Last Updated: Friday, 3 March 2006, 18:10 GMT
Blair 'prayed to God' over Iraq
Mr Blair talked about his most embarrassing moment as PM
Prime Minister Tony Blair says he prayed to God when deciding whether or not to send UK troops to Iraq.
Mr Blair answered "yes" when asked on ITV1 chat show Parkinson if he had sought holy intervention on the issue.
"Of course, you struggle with your own conscience about it... and its one of these situations that, I suppose, very few people ever find themselves in."
The interview, Michael Parkinson's first on his chat show with a serving PM, will be shown on Saturday.
"In the end, there is a judgement that, I think if you have faith about these things, you realise that judgement is made by other people... and if you believe in God, it's made by God as well," Mr Blair said.
"When you're faced with a decision like that, some of those decisions have been very, very difficult, most of all because you know these are people's lives and, in some case, their deaths.
The only way you can take a decision like that is to do the right thing according to your conscience
"The only way you can take a decision like that is to do the right thing according to your conscience."
On the show, Mr Blair also talks about his most embarrassing prime ministerial moment.
When giving a press conference in France, he was asked if there were any French policies he would like to imitate.
Mr Blair, trying to answer in French, replied: "I desire your prime minister in many different positions."
Mr Blair also talks about the first time his father-in-law actor Tony Booth - an old friend of Parkinson - visited his and wife Cherie's home after they were married.
Mr Booth had asked if he could light a cannabis joint, Mr Blair said.
"I was thinking this is my father-in-law, surely this should be the other way around.
"I said no, incidentally."