Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Blair fills in the gaps at appearance with Bush - International Herald Tribune.

"The prime minister's eloquence fit into a larger tableau of British wartime stoicism at a moment when most Americans are on a patriotic high. Britain has lost at least 20 soldiers so far, a higher casualty rate proportionally than the United States. Since the fighting began, American television screens have been filled with the faces of British soldiers firing at enemy positions, defusing mines or unloading food and water for civilians. Some of the starkest war images shown by the networks and cable news shows have been narrated by journalists from the Commonwealth, almost always with cool understatement."


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