- from your non-domestic reporter -

Ben Poole is a blogger in my (IT) profession, but now and then he calls a private statement. He pointed to this item on BBC News.

“Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has denied saying the Bush administration had been “crap” on the Middle East road map – the plan for peace in the region.”

FYI, deputy prime minister is a sort of Dick Cheney for the United Kingdom. John has been given “the keys” while Tony Blair has been enjoying his vacation. Except for the denial, John has my kudos, as the total lack of Washinton diplomacy has made me very pessimistic and it seems the bad guys in the middle east are more united than ever and only a little incident is needed to set the world on fire (tension in: Afghanistan [taliban], Iran [nuke toys], Lebbanon [new tork times: US-Israeli pre planned war waiting on a soldier kidnapping], Iraq [yeah], Saudi Arabia [all our oil coming from this suppresscracy].