International Herald Tribune
By Alan Cowell
Friday, January 12, 2007
As he seeks to define his legacy and stamp his imprint on the future, Prime Minister Tony Blair urged his successors today to maintain the warlike foreign policy that he promoted, sending troops into battle in Africa and the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.
To retreat in the face of global terrorism, he said, would be "a catastrophe."
Mr. Blair, who has said he will leave office this year, made his appeal in the sixth of a series of lectures ranging over social, political and now defense issues, offering a valedictory resume of his almost 10 years in power.