I've heard some cowardly speeches in my time, but David Miliband's crass outpourings at the Taj Mahal Hotel today take some beating. He has criticised the use of the term 'War on Terror'. First of all, I suspect all those affected by the Bombay bombings relate very well to the term, but secondly, isn't it an act of extreme cowardice to make this speech five days before George Bush, who coined the phrase, leaves office? I'd have had more respect if I had heard him or his predecessors make such criticisms before now.
Or is it just an attempt to suck up to Obama?