Winners & Losers

Winners  Tony Blair: A masterful speech to his last party conference should allow him to depart at leisure. German Muslims: They push for the production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” to go ahead, demonstrating a commitment to pluralism that is all too often lacking among Europe’s self-anointed Muslim leaders. Stereotypes: New Jersey pol corrupt, Virginia pol racist, Florida ...

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Winners
 
Tony Blair: A masterful speech to his last party conference should allow him to depart at leisure.
 
German Muslims: They push for the production of Mozart's "Idomeneo" to go ahead, demonstrating a commitment to pluralism that is all too often lacking among Europe's self-anointed Muslim leaders.

Stereotypes: New Jersey pol corrupt, Virginia pol racist, Florida pol weird.
 
Kazakhs: They can take a joke even if their government can't.
 
Creative accounting: Greek economy grows 25 percent thanks to money launderers and prostitutes.
 
Losers
 
Rumsfeld: Revelations in Bob Woodward's book will prompt another round of resignation demands. Meanwhile, Baghdad goes into lockdown. Guess stuff just keeps happening.
 
Magna Carta: Habeas corpus goes into hibernation.

Snoops: HP bugging scandal claims more victims, while candidate for New York Attorney General is embarrassed by an investigation into whether she spied on her husband. 

Winners
 

Tony Blair: A masterful speech to his last party conference should allow him to depart at leisure.
 
German Muslims: They push for the production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” to go ahead, demonstrating a commitment to pluralism that is all too often lacking among Europe’s self-anointed Muslim leaders.

Stereotypes: New Jersey pol corrupt, Virginia pol racist, Florida pol weird.
 
Kazakhs: They can take a joke even if their government can’t.
 
Creative accounting: Greek economy grows 25 percent thanks to money launderers and prostitutes.
 
Losers
 
Rumsfeld: Revelations in Bob Woodward’s book will prompt another round of resignation demands. Meanwhile, Baghdad goes into lockdown. Guess stuff just keeps happening.
 
Magna Carta: Habeas corpus goes into hibernation.

Snoops: HP bugging scandal claims more victims, while candidate for New York Attorney

General is embarrassed by an investigation into whether she spied on her husband. 

Nuclear talks: Chatting with Tehran isn’t going anywhere.
 
Neighborly feelings: Afghanistan and Pakistan snipe at each other, Georgia enrages Russia by arresting four alleged spies, and the U.S. Senate is set to fence off Mexico.

James Forsyth is assistant editor at Foreign Policy.

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