I was going to write about Afghanistan today, but an hour ago first reports came through of a plane crash at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Defence Secretary John Reid was flying from Kabul to Lashkar Gah today - how many planes would be landing there on an average Monday morning, the same morning as the British VIP? The Beeb's gone into Auntie mode, reporting very little - I hate it when they do that. I find it odd that there's been no quick word that Reid and his party are safe. I hope there's positive news about him soon. I find Reid an attractive rogue, oddly charismatic, and enigmatic. I don't trust him at all, but I can't help liking him.
Update: Seems that the canny bruiser has survived - his plane landed earlier. Peter Hain can now put his CV back in his desk and get on with his work.