if only it really were just Blair and a saber

Doesn't this say just about everything we need to know about democracy in the U.K., the U.S., or indeed, the world?

Until now, Blair has said he reserved the right to go to war without U.N. authorization in case a singular "unreasonable veto" was wielded.

But in a debate on music television channel MTV he appeared to extend that proviso to include multiple vetoes.

"If there was a veto applied by one of the countries with a veto or by countries that I [my italic] thought were applying the veto unreasonably then in those circumstances I [my italic] would," Blair said when asked if he would go to war without a new U.N. mandate.

Baby Bush [who himself routinely speaks in terms of "I" will do this or that] and toady Blair each see war and peace as their personal decisions and do not even pretend to be representing a constituancy.