The damning report in the Times makes for great ammunition if you want to knock Tony Blair. But be careful.
There are many people who feel that the government has got too close to the USA and that our PM is more of a lapdog to President Bush that the head of government here in the UK. While I have some sympathy with this point of view it is very simplistic and omits the simple fact that the USA is our single biggest ally and has been for decades. David Cameron made this point well when he said that we should be close enough friends with the States to be able to talk frankly with each other.
There may be a number of people in the Washington elite who think that our support for the USA means nothing but talk to real Americans and the view is very, very different. The British are loved in the US because at the time when they felt truly threatened by an enemy they did not understand and could not see, we stood at their side.
Presidents and administrations come and go but the national psyche of the USA has been deeply influenced by the actions of the British government and armed forces. If you look at American sites to the “Fallen Heroes” of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan you will see that the British casualties are given at least as much deference there as they are at home (perhaps even more!).
Should we have a “blank cheque” policy towards the USA? Of course not, but we should think very carefully about looking for oportunities to undermine the relationship between ourselves and the States.