Get this now. The Prime Minister of Great Britain doesn't even know what Sykes-Picot was...is...oh my:
From the Article: Tony Blair left an audience of Arab female university students lost for words as he called for a 'global culture' based on common values of openness, tolerance, equality and fairness.
And he revealed the 'theory of Mr Tony' - you cannot please everyone so just press ahead even if others think you are wrong. The oddly-worded remarks came during a tour of a women-only university in the United Arab Emirates.
What began an earnest question and answer session on Middle East politics turned into a philosophical discussion which left those present scratching their heads.
And Mr Blair was totally out-foxed by one young woman who asked him whether Iraq was heading towards another 'Sykes-Picot'.
The Premier appeared to have no idea she was referring to the secret treaty between Britain and France in 1916 which led to the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the states of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.