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Robin Cook

I can't believe Robin Cook has gone. He was one of the most intelligent men in politics, with good intuition. Not attractive to the average voter alas, but I liked him a lot. I would have voted for him as leader of the Labour Party in the nineties, and I would have stayed a member if he'd been leader. However, the Labour party may not have acheived such good electoral results with him in charge. This is very sad.

srk posts a link to this great speech.

"Ironically, it is only because Iraq's military forces are so weak that we can even contemplate its invasion. Some advocates of conflict claim that Saddam's forces are so weak, so demoralised and so badly equipped that the war will be over in a few days. We cannot base our military strategy on the assumption that Saddam is weak and at the same time justify pre-emptive action on the claim that he is a threat. Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in the commonly understood sense of the term—namely a credible device capable of being delivered against a strategic city target."

kalypso_v posts a nice anecdote.

Who would have believed he would go before Mo Mowlam, another excellent politician.
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