But I sense the shadows of nemesis are slowly closing in on the Blair creature. Whether we like it or not (and I'm suspicious of 'international law'), the desire is growing for a reckoning for the Iraq slaughter, and the evidence that the war was unlawful is growing too. And if our former Premier is eventually met off his private jet by a group of polite but firm arresting officers, and taken to The Hague to be indicted, it will be partly because of Alastair Campbell's cocky, unrepentant performance.
When the international law merchants grasp that Alastair was in fact not a Press officer but the real chief executive of the British Government at the time, then he too might be required in The Hague. It took a quarter of a century for the past to catch up with General Pinochet, an event I'm sure Mr Campbell personally approved of. The next time may be a little quicker.