Tony Blair Awarded Prestigious U.S. Liberty Medal

LONDON (July 1) -- The announcement that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to receive the prestigious Liberty Medal for his "relentless" work in conflict resolution has been greeted with gasps of surprise in his homeland.

...So the country was stunned to hear that the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia was handing their former leader the 2010 Liberty Medal. (Previous winners include Nelson Mandela, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and U2 singer Bono.) David Eisner, the center's president, said that Blair was a worthy winner because of "his dedication to and his success in building understanding among nations and creating lasting solutions in areas of conflict."

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