THE FT ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK VAN ROMPUY
"Turkey is not a part of Europe and will never be part of Europe,...An expansion of the EU to include Turkey cannot be considered as just another expansion, as in the past. The universal values which are in force in Europe, and which are also fundamental values of Christianity, will lose vigour with the entry of a large Islamic country such as Turkey"
[source : Van Rompuy against Turkey membership, FT 19/11/2009]
This is in contradiction to the negotiations between the EU and Turkey to permit Turkey to join.
The Butcher of Baghdad is still in with a chance, albeit slim, so any opportunity to cause division and doubt over Van Rompuy would help Blair.
If it were up to me I would, of course, appoint nobody, scrap the EU and put on trial for treason all those who financed and worked towards the Europe Project from WW2 onwards.