Tony Blair Confronted by Protests at Signing for His Bush-Defending Memoir


Protesters in Dublin were arrested after reportedly throwing shoes and eggs at former British prime minister Tony Blair, outside a bookstore where he was due to sign copies of his new autobiography, A Journey. In the book, Blair describes George W. Bush as a “true idealist” who displayed “genuine integrity and political courage,” and “sincerely believed in spreading freedom and democracy,” though Blair cedes that Bush had “immense simplicity in how he saw the world.” So, that’s why people threw eggs at him. [CNN]