Monthly Archives: March 2003

Fantasy President?

As an antidote to the gathering spectre of a dubious war, I had an overwhelming desire last night to watch the West Wing, the brilliant hollywood fantasy of a principled, liberal presidency. Unfortunately it wasn’t on, but TNT more than filled the void by airing Dave, the 1993 movie starring Kevin Kline.

Robin Cook’s speech to the House of Commons

Robin Cook, former British Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House won a standing ovation yesterday for his speech announcing his resignation from the government:

“Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in their commonly understood form…. why is it now so urgent that we destroy a miltary capacity that has been there for 20 years, and which we helped to create?”

Watch the speech (via Kuro5hin)


Posting has been slow lately, due partly to preparations for a long-overdue vacation to the Atacame desert in Chile and partly because I’m finding I have to work twice as hard in the two weeks before I leave. Apparently, I’m not the only one to feel this way, at least according to this Gallup poll. Pathetic, I say.