4,797. 3/17/2003

On March 17, 2003, “In Britain, Robin Cook, a former foreign minister and leader of the Commons, resigned from [Prime Minister Tony] Blair’s cabinet in protest [of the war in Iraq]. ‘In principle, I believe it is wrong to embark on military action without broad international support,’ he said. ‘In practice, I believe it is against Britain’s interest to create a precedent for unilateral military action.’ ”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 90

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