In support of Robin Cook…

For those Americans amongst our company who may not know who he is, Robin Cook was, until this morning, Leader of the House of Commons. He was a high-placed member of the British cabinet, and an ex-Foreign Minister. Today he resigned in protest at what he believes to be the inappropriate rush to go to war without the support of our international allies. He gave a rousing and intelligent speech in the House of Commons that has been circulated on all the UK TV stations, and which received a standing ovation from his colleagues. I can’t as yet find a transcript online, but I’ve found a RealAudio version from the BBC. I advise everyone to watch it. Addendum: Here’s a transcript of the speech from the BBC.