Saakashvilli has removed his army chief for "shortcomings". Yes, well, losing a war is a bit of shortcoming. Sorry, what was that? Oh yes, US election, yes of course. That nice man Schama is on the telly. So is John Bolton. He is of the view that Obama's "radicalism" hadn't been sufficiently emphasised by the McCain campaign. Mind you, the Dow, Nasdaq and FTSE are all up so the markets don't seem overly concerned by it. John Bolton now having what might politely be called a vigorous exchange of views with Beeb reporter, Katty Kay. Very funny.