RIP Robert Finlayson Cook 02/28/46-08/06/05
A Labour member of Parliament and former member of Tony Blair's cabinet, "Robin" Cook resigned his position as Leader of the Commons in protest of the Iraq War and continued his opposition from the "back benches".
An avid hiker, Mr. Cook collapsed while hiking in Scotland, his home. The BBC has an obituary
and more coverage.
It is always tragic to lose a politician who shows some evidence of statesmanship and principles.