07 August 2005
I'm reading Robin Cook's book: The Point Of Departure and was shocked and saddened to hear of his death.
As a tiny tribute to the only member of this government to emerge from the Iraq war with any credibility, a link to his finest moment: Robin Cook's resignation speech. It's eloquent, diplomatic and above all fully supported by the truth - both as it was known then, and as it later turned out to be.
At a time when even the official opposition supported Bliar's greatest folly, Cook gave up his job to oppose Bliar's war-mongering. When you see how upset Robin Cook was at having to resign from the government over Iraq, you realise what a personal sacrifice he made in the name of peace.