Chapter

The Threat of Global Terrorism

Tony Blair

in A Matter of Principle

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780520244863
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0025
The Threat of Global Terrorism

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A large portion of the British public says that the government should concentrate on the issues that elected the politicians in 1997: the economy, jobs, living standards, health, education, and crime. But it was known too that the nature of the issue over Iraq couldn't just be swept away as ill-fitting the preoccupations of the man and woman on the street. Iraq was an imminent threat to Britain and was preparing to attack them. An explanation of how Tony Blair's own thinking, as a political leader, has evolved during the past few years is presented. The global threat to their security was clear. So was their duty: to act to eliminate it. Blair believed that Iraq would be better without Saddam; but no doubt either, that as a result of his removal, the dangers of the threat they faced would be diminished.

Keywords: Tony Blair; global terrorism; Iraq; economy; jobs; health; education; crime; political leader; Saddam

Chapter.  5012 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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