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  • Is it April Fools’ day already?

    by Rumbold
    16th February, 2009 at 7:51 pm    

    “Former prime minister Tony Blair has won a one million dollar (£697,000) international prize for his “exceptional leadership”, it has been announced. Mr Blair, now a Middle East mediator, will receive one of the three gifts from the Dan David Foundation in past, present and future categories.

    The foundation announced he will receive an award in the “present” category “for his exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict”. Mr Blair is the representative of the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers — the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia.”

    From these people. Partly based on his performance in the Middle East. Yes, that Middle East.

    (Via Conservative Home)

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    1. Sunny — on 16th February, 2009 at 7:53 pm  

      what?? this has to be a joke, surely?

    2. Leon — on 16th February, 2009 at 7:56 pm  

      War criminals have never had so good!

    3. Anas — on 16th February, 2009 at 8:00 pm  

      this story is just one big WTF?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    4. dave bones — on 16th February, 2009 at 8:03 pm  

      I never win anything…

    5. blah — on 16th February, 2009 at 8:03 pm  

      They should have got a deformed limbless Iraqi child maimed by one of his bombs to present it to Blair.

      Would have wiped the grin off his highnesses face.

    6. blah — on 16th February, 2009 at 8:16 pm  

      Think he was given it for loyalty and obedience

      “The Dan David Prize is a joint international enterprise, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. ”


    7. Andy Gilmour — on 17th February, 2009 at 1:28 am  

      Oh, I’m sure he feels he deserves it - he can just turn to his favourite book for justification:

      “For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.” (Mark 4;25) (which rather nicely sums up Tony in relation to most of the folk affected by the conflict, etc)

      Alas, his invisible friend’s not quite so forthcoming on exactly *why* obscene largesse to underachieving narcissists should be part of the whole “faith” deal, but I suppose that’s covered by the whole “moving in mysterious ways” business…?

    8. Random Guy — on 17th February, 2009 at 9:37 am  

      I LOL’d. Are you sure it wasn’t the International Irony Prize of the Decade that he got instead?

    9. marvin — on 18th February, 2009 at 9:52 am  

      The prize was for his work in Northern Ireland and intervention in Kosovo. Iraq and Afghanistan were not mentioned.

    10. Curly — on 18th February, 2009 at 10:40 am  

      Don’t forget Tony Blair the $1m scratch card winner.

    11. sonia — on 19th February, 2009 at 11:28 am  

      1 million dollars isn’t that much money anymore is it?

      what a laugh!

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