Staff at Prestwick Airport in Scotland have been uncomfortable with handling the flights of American planes stopping there for re-fueling because the planes are carrying bombs for Israel. This issue is being investigated by the British government and it appears there have been procedural errors in notifying the Scots about the planes' cargo. The matter came up in discussion at Tony Blair's meetings with the President at the White House today:
Briefing reporters after the discussions, Mr Blair's official spokesman told reporters: "President Bush did apologise for the fact that proper procedures were not followed, but that was all.
"It was just one line. As part of the introduction, the president said sorry there was a problem.
"It was a gracious thing to do."