Judging by the way the NeoCons do international business, i.e. attack first, the standoff with Iran (re. the 15 captive British sailors) is perfect for the Bush Administration; many of history's wars have started when a small incident escalates out of control. Blair's extraordinary degree of dishonesty, as well as his support for preemptive war since the NeoCons started their global rampage on the back of 9/11, is out of character, and only further suggests that he is a weak, bought politician, and speaking on behalf of his D.C. masters.
As an afterthought: would either the UK or the US ignore 15 Iranian sailors in an Iranian military ship straying into their waters?? Excuse me while I roll around on the floor laughing my ass off.