Conflict of interest

President Bartlet looked at the note in his hand: a request from the British government that Rupert Giles be arrested and returned for questioning about a bombing in London the day before.

He hadn't been to a Counsel meeting in years, but he'd recognised the burnt-out building on CNN.

Taking a key from his pocket, he unlocked the bottom draw of his desk and pulled out an old photo: it showed to young men at their graduation from Oxford.

"All we ever do is watch..." He looked at the man with him in the photo, dropping the note into the shredder, "Good luck, Ripper."

The End