I do think that Tony Blair is sincere and he has certainly along with others not made the best choice in every situation. However I've still not been convinced that he had a handle on the threat of Islamic Fundamentalism until I read his recent speech dealing with this subject in the wake of the recent war in the Lebanon. It is a balanced and sobering assessment of the current battle against fascist theocratic Islam vs moderate Islam. It perhaps wakes us out of our stupor of spectacular television footage and continuous propaganda to what these battles, like the recent war in the Lebanon, are really all about. The Australian's recent editorial on this very subject is also makes a similar valid point to Blair's that the real battle is not for example, between Hezzbollah and Israel, or the Insurgents in Iraq and the US government but rather it is a battle for the very soul of Islam. Does anyone seriously believe that the Lebanese population as a whole would like their country to end up like Iran? Same for the Palestinians, would the well educated people there, given the choice, want to install a fascist theocracy á la Iran?