Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tony Blair Furious

The Daily Telegraph reports that Prime Minister Tony Blair is furious at Teheran over its refusal to release the 15 abducted service personnel. Blair denounced the detention as "completely unacceptable, wrong and illegal."

Blair is 100% right about that. If the British personnel were in Iranian waters as Teheran claims, then either it was an act of war or a genuine mistake. Iran rejects the second option, so why are they dealing with the 15 as if they were individual criminals? Deal with the state. They were uniformed members carrying arms under a foreign flag--legal soldiers.

Is the Prime Minister mad enough to do more than talk? It will be apparent soon enough.