From Pete Townshend's tour diary on November 7th (highlighting by me):
"Great to be in the USA on election day. I would have been happy for either candidate to win. There are pros and cons. The only longing I have is for the President to work more closely with the UK than he appears to have done before. As unpopular as they ended up with the deep thinkers, George W Bush and Tony Blair were friends, and that – to me – exemplified what I feel is most important about the relationship between the UK and the USA. We are above all else friends. Friendship is not ‘special’ (as in the ‘special relationship’), it is normal, and accepting…"
You don't have to be a "deep thinker" to mourn the outcome of the friendship of George W. Bush and Tony Blair--all the people unnecessarily killed in the unnecessary "pre-emptive" war in Iraq (including both American and British soldiers plus Iraqi and other nations' casualties).