On the virtue of micro managing the Process™

Michael White reckons Blair’s close management (and, possibly more importantly, his substantial investment of political capital) in Northern Ireland’s Peace Process is what has paid off. He thinks George Bush should be watching closely, and learning lessons.

At Hillsborough he once promised to micro-manage the Middle East peace process as closely as Tony Blair has done Belfast’s. He didn’t mean it. As Condi Rice heads east (again) he may do now.