Hmm. While I was interested to see that the New York Times had actually bothered to report Cook’s resignation (unlike the War Channel AKA CNN), I was somewhat surprise that in its story, it called Cook’s party “The Labor Party”. Is it now standard practice to simply ignore the local spellings of names? Or do Americans really find “Labour” impossible to read?
The resignation of former foreign secretary Robin Cook can hardly go unmentioned. Cook received a standing ovation from the House of Commons for his resignation speech, which talked about Iraq’s lack of weapons, and contrasted the insistance that it comply with UN resolutions with the reluctance to press Israel to comply with resolutions, passed over 30 years ago, that call for it to withdraw from the West Bank.
Danny gives a link to an email from Kate Adie that clarifies the situation regarding what the US military will do about TV uplinks. Kate says the US military have told her that they can’t distinguish between military and civilian transmissions – and so could target journalists, although not deliberately. A slightly different perspective – but still, not good.