Our Dear Leader is not afraid of making difficult decisions and justifying them...well to sycophantic interviewers anyway! So why is he running scared of the House of Commons? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6284407.stm If Bliar does not speak in the debate, his contempt for those who fought and who continue to fight, and those who have been injured or lost their lives, will be written in stone forever. I would urge a letter-writing campaign. Everyone write to their MP to ask them to ask Bliar to open the Iraq debate. After all, it was his idea (if you ignore Dubya). Coward!