Curious to see David Miliband, former adviser to Tony Blair – and one of the key Blairites in cabinet – turning on Dubya. In a speech today, the foreign secretary compared David Cameron to George W. Bush in what can only be described as a negative way.
“The words may be John F Kennedy but the policies are pure George W Bush,” said Miliband – in a reference to Cameron yesterday quoting JFK.
If this is an attempt to distance New Labour from Bush it may be a little too late, given how closely their paths converged during the Iraq invasion.
Incidentally, it’s not the first time the Brownites have sought to pour cold water on the Republicans, in contrast to their predecessors. John McCain complained about Brown twice appearing to endorse Obama during the US elections.