Blair: Man of the Decade
"British Prime Minister Tony Blair was awarded the title "Statesman of the Decade" by an international organization.
A spokesman for the institute said the award, last given to German chancellor Helmut Kohl in the 1990s, was in recognition of Blair's leadership and vision in addressing crises and challenges in the Balkans, Iraq, Africa and elsewhere.
The brochure drawn up for the occasion pointed to his achievement in completing negotiations for the 1998 peace agreement in Northern Ireland and shuttle diplomacy he carried out to help form and maintain a coalition after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States."
I always thought that this man is so smart and intelligent. Despite the desperate miserable situation with regard to the statemen in Egypt, but part of the merits of globalization is looking for great figures around the world to admire. There is always a room to smell roses and see daises even if you are among weeds. Photo by AFP.