Many years from now, Tony Blair, along with George Bush, will be recognized as "heroes" and visionaries in the global war on terror. They gave up their political ambitions in an attempt to beat back the terrorist agenda to wreak havoc on the western world. Both have suffered greatly politically and personally for their beliefs and convictions. They did not shy away from their primary duty as heads of state to defend their nations and their people's way of life. They knew this war on these terrorists is not just about Al Qaida and Bin Laden, it is an unconventional and brutal world wide extremist religious movement that has been picking up momentum for the last 20 years or so with no end in sight. It is not going to end when Blair and Bush leave the stage. They were extremely hamperred in their mission by trying to fight this war under the weight of Geneva convention rules with conventional troops and outdated tactics. No force, no matter how powerful and sophisticated, can win a war when it follows ALL the rules while the other side ignores them completely and goes so far as to raise their offspring, like cattle to slaughter, to commit suicide for their cause. Asymmetric warfare must be met with a like kind response or else we might as well submit and surrender because we will just be fighting a delaying tactic and a very slow retreat.