Sun 29 August 2010, The Sunday Times

The end of the affair

By Richard Brooks
He was the hero of Kosovo, carried shoulder-high through Pristina to cheers that echoed around the ruins of the town. No wonder Tony Blair thought of himself as a demigod. When he went back last month, a decade later, he was even introduced to nine children named after him. “Yet it was Kosovo that then made Blair mad,” says the British screenwriter Peter Morgan. “After the victory and the extraordinary welcome he initially got in Pristina, two or three inches were added to his heels. But we know what happens after hubris — nemesis.”
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