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If 9-11 had happened in the UK, would Bush have backed Blair?

Parmar, Inderjeet (2010) If 9-11 had happened in the UK, would Bush have backed Blair? International Affairs at LSE (04 May 2010). Website.

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A really interesting question that has a bearing on the character of the ‘special relationship’: had ‘9-11′ (which I guess would have been dubbed ’11-9’ by us or else required elaborate translation for American audiences) happened on British soil and involving just as many casualties, how would the United States have reacted to it? I am not talking about the immediate outpouring of shock and sympathy but what followed – a declaration by the US of a ‘global war on terror’, the war in Afghanistan and, later, and more controversially, war on Iraq. Would President George W. Bush have backed to the hilt whatever course of action Prime Minister Tony Blair decided upon?

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 12:28
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:27

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