Monday, August 08, 2005

Robin Cook, a man of dignity

"We would have made more progress against terrorism if we had brought peace to Palestine rather than war to Iraq".

These were the words of Robin Cook, who has suddenly passed away this weekend, while he was hiking in the Scottish Highlands. He was a man of great political integrity and "one of the most principled and eloquent politicians of our time", according to The Independent. One of his articles, published in the aftermath of London’s terrorist attacks, is in one of our previous topics.

If we had a sufficient number of politicians of his caliber, we sure would have been living in a better world.