I woke to the amazing news yesterday morning that Alan Johnston has been released by his captors in the Gaza Strip.
Alan has always been a top rate journalist, demonstrating the plight of some of the most down trodden people in the world.
It has been suggested that Tony Blair may now become some sort of Middle Eastern envoy, working exclusively for peace in the region. Will anyone in the Middle East trust Blair following Iraq?
Alan is a much better candidate for the Job. A man who has a huge knowledge about all states in the middle east and a man who is quite willing to stick his neck out.
Great to see you released Alan!
BBC Alan Johnston page