- The leader of the world's Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, used his first Christmas address to attack
the British and American Governments over possible war with Iraq.
In a speech broadcast on BBC Radio, the Church of England leader criticised politicians for missing "the huge and obvious
things and wreaking yet more havoc and suffering".
In a thinly veiled attack on US President George W. Bush and staunch ally Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, he said
it was those who society regarded as "wise men" who couldn't help
"making the most
and RIDICULOUS it was.