There is some truth in what Blair said but his views fall well short of what he is required to say as an honest envoy. He has been touring the Palestinians territories and he must have seen fist hand the suffering of millions of innocent people at the hands of the Israeli state. What he needs to do is point out to the flagrant abuse and the many draconian and ruthless policies practiced by the Israeli defense establishment over the last 40 years. Blair is usually cagey when it comes to pointing out to Israeli excesses because he lacks the courage and moral standing to speak out. Furthermore I never really trusted Blair who is motivated by some strange religious views similar to those held by his pal Bush. What Blair needs to do however is point the Israelis in the right direction by telling them how cruel and barbaric their occupation of Palestinian land is? He must stop pussy footing around Olmert, Barak and co and tell them exactly what he thinks instead of trying to be nice to them.
from the article: Blair: There won't be Palestinian state unless it is coherently run