Here in silence…..


It happened during one of the many Iraq wars – it was that war that made the present war necessary, but I suppose that you might say that of them all, because we may be confident that this one will not be the last. Jim Lehrer on the PBS New Hour would once a week, I think, show a list of American servicemen killed in Iraq, with just their name, rank, age, and photo, as that material became available. I found it very moving. Doubtless the White House and Pentagon hated it. Jim Lehrer would announce the segment and the beginning of the list by saying ‘here in silence…’ He wanted it to be clear that he was not making a political statement. So, here in silence are thoughts on the world from our Prime Minister.


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