I was chatting with my dad over the weekend, and he told me that an event he had been due to go to which would have had Dr Reid talking has been canceled, with the MoD saying the Reid is clearing his diary for the next few months. Any ideas why? Is Blair going to step down, and is Reid going to challenge? Are they thinking the Helmand's going to be an almighty clusterfcuk? Or are they finally going to give up on Iraq?