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Tony Blair Has Used His Connections
to Change the World, and to Get Rich

New York Times, by Danny Hakim

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/7/2014 4:42:03 AM

LONDON — Not long after stepping down as prime minister in 2007, Tony Blair had drinks at a hotel overlooking the River Thames with Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president. Mr. Blair was planning a charity that would embed Western experts in finance and government in African state ministries, and he said he wanted to begin in Rwanda. “Tony Blair was pitching himself as a former leader who knew the challenges of government, and he was saying that he could help,” said David Himbara, an economist who at the time was a close aide to Mr. Kagame. In the years since, Mr. Blair has

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hammock, 8/7/2014 3:32:54 PM     (No. 9957066)

Nothing wrong with getting rich - unless you are selling out your people.

When Blair after leaving office, immediately jumped into lucrative deals in the middle east, many were suspicious that he had been selling out and this was his reward. The return of the convicted terrorist mastermind of the plane that went down in Scotland was said to be one thing he was being rewarded for. We´ll never know, but it is most suspicious for ex-heads of state to represent and deal for other countries.

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