Say what you want about Blair (and please make it nasty) but the British political culture is way ahead of the American political culture. At least the British investigation of the war took place when there was little by way of investigation here. The Sep. 11 investigation itself was a whitewash. Also, why does Blair have a deserved notorious reputation worldwide, when Bush does not have one. If anything, his standing with the US public has been rising ever since he left office. There are still some Americans who remember his constant refrain about Iraq (that "we are making progress") and still believe it.