But none of this matters in relation to what Douglas Alexander said yesterday. What matters is that the Gordon Brown is distancing himself from the George W. Bush. So are the American people. So is the Republican party. So is poor old Bush himself, to judge by that press conference yesterday. Those of us who were against the war on terror from the moment the first plane flew into the World Trade Center are beginning to feel a bit sorry for the Commander in Chief. All he did was follow the script, and now he is being deserted by the scriptwriters.