I heard a sound bite this morning from the newly re-elected Tony Blair. In it, he conceded that he had indeed paid a price for his stance in Iraq, and that he had been elected by less than an overwhelming majority. In fact, he sounded like he was aware that he was on somewhat shaky ground, and that he was a lot less popular than he had been in the past. And then he offered what sounded like sincere hope that he could work with those who had opposed him and build some kind of unity.
It was honest, humble, and straightforward. And it was disconcerting.