Blair failed to live up to brilliant expectations, Annan says

Kofi Annan also told The Times (£) that the former Prime Minister failed to live up to early expectations during his time in power to the point in 2006, when he could no longer "act as a credible mediator” in international affairs.

He told the newspaper:

Blair had the potential to be one of the most brilliant politicians of his time and really for a period was a star. And now you ask me the questions, ‘What went wrong? What changed him?’ It is very difficult to say.