Bush, Blair, and the War in Iraq: Alliance Politics and the Limits of Influence
Author: McHugh, Kelly
Source: Political Science Quarterly, 1 September 2010, vol. 125, no. 3, pp. 465-491(27)
Abstract:Kelly McHugh describes Tony Blair's failed attempts to use his friendship with George W. Bush to influence U.S. foreign policy in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. She finds that although Blair was often successful in persuading Bush in private meetings, he was outmaneuvered by Vice President Dick Cheney, who opposed Blair's advocacy of multilateralism and diplomacy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-09-01T00:00:00