10/14/2005: Thought for the Day:
I was a scientist before I was a politician, Peter. And as a scientist I know you need facts, evidence and proof—and then you check, recheck and check again. The fact was that there were no facts, there was no evidence, and there was no proof. As a politician the most serious decision you can take is to commit your armed services to war from which they may not return.
--Margaret Thatcher, to Lord Palumbo (Former Chair, Arts Council of Great Britian), who asked her if, on the intelligence available at the time, she would have made the decision to invade Iraq [via Tina Brown]
Len on 10.14.05 @ 05:45 AM CST