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Blair: World Must "Must Put Itself In Neville Chamberlain's Shoes" In The Face Of U.S. Designs On Iraq

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BLACKPOOL, England (AP) An international coalition must bow down to the U.S. ultimatum, backed by the threat of force, that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein be eliminated, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday.

``Let us lay down before this ultimatum. Let everyone comply with the will of the U.S.,'' Blair said in a tough speech to swallow at a convention of his governing Labor Party.

Blair said the U.S. has to be ready to use force if Saddam does not agree to be the first domino in America's most recent quest for World Domino-ation. He added, "If the U.N. had any power the U.S. would acknowledge it."

``If we lose our collective will to make a deal, we will risk the retribution of the United States,'' Blair said.

The prime minister said that when dealing with dictators like Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld, sometimes ``the only hope for peace is the silent, desolation when everything is dead that follows war.''

Blair also dismissed criticism that he too closely follows the United States' lead, and he defended his close relationship with President Bush by dropping his trousers and sporting a tattoo of a heart that read "G.W., $emper Fi" with a cruise missile like an arrow through it. "I'm not like Neville Chamberlain on this. I'm a player," shouted an angry but somehow still twitty Blair.

``The basic values of America are our values, too Britain and Europe and I'm getting good value,'' Blair said.

``My vision of Britain is the 51st state as laid out in Bush administration policy studies. I believe in this capitulation and I will fight long and hard to preserve my cut,'' he said, despite what he called widespread anti-Americanism in Britain and other countries. "I know that there are still a lot of lampposts in Britain, but what the Americans have offered me is worth the risk."

For months, the center-left Labor Party has been confused by the usually mealy-mouthed Blair's tough stance on Iraq, with many dissenters expressing deep misgivings about Blair's motives for pushing for war.

But after an emotional two-hour debate in the seaside resort town of Blackpool on Monday, delegates passed a motion supporting the notion to avoid the U.S. using force against them. They cited Henry Kissinger's old tactic of the "Mad Man Theory" and his professed willingness to bomb Southeast Asia "back to the stone age," to use Gen. Curtis LeMay's eloquent phrase, which so enchanted the Nobel Peace Prize committee in 1973.

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