BUSH AND LOYALTY….Here’s a question for you. Everyone agrees that Tony Blair has been a truly stand-up ally on the Iraq war despite the fact that this has caused him tremendous problems at home. I mean, this is a guy who has to put up with stuff like this from his own party members.

So: George Bush clearly owes Tony Blair big time, and if loyalty is a two-way street it means that he’ll find some way to pay him back. That is, he’ll agree to wholeheartedly support Blair on some issue that’s important to him even though it will cause Bush problems with his supporters in the U.S.

Do you think he will?