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Blair Under Fire for Support of Iraq War

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Blair Under Fire for Support of Iraq War

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Blair Under Fire for Support of Iraq War

Blair Under Fire for Support of Iraq War

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair, like President George Bush, is facing a serious crisis of public confidence as a result of his stance on the war in Iraq. Earlier this month, Blair lost a crucial vote in parliament, his first such defeat in eight years. The issue was a controversial anti-terrorism measure. But Blair's support for U.S. policy in Iraq was also a major factor in his defeat.