The verdict: The doodling revealed that is is a person under a lot of stress. One graphologist viewed the scrawling and concluded that Blair's use of triangles represented a "death wish", symbolic, she said, of "the risk to his political career". Another graphologist opined that the badly formed circles revealed "an inability to complete tasks."
As BBC later reported, it turned out not to be the doodling of a prime minister at war, but rather that of a business leader at war -- none other than Bill Gates, who is also likely to be under considerable stress.
If the Microsoft chairman had a Tablet PC, of course, this entire probe into the inner workings of his mind could have been avoided.