Whenever the leader of a key country in the world steps down, there will always be unrest. With Tony Blair stepping down as Prime Minister of England, this is no different. While England has been a great ally to the US, who knows what will happen with the new leader. Mr. Blair has been in office for ten years now and his resignation has come as a shock to some.
The heir apparent is Gordon Brown and he has already begun making promises to his countrymen. One of the most controversial decisions during Blair’s reign was his decision to back the US and invade Iraq and Afghanistan. While the British people have not taken this very well, UK troops are still over there fighting. But with Brown coming into office (so it would seem), will that change? Will America be left fighting this battle alone? (I realize we do have the support of other countries, but the exit of the UK would be a big hurter.)
So who knows what will happen. We can only hope for the best.