Our Man likes to make connections. You know, Japanese space programme + Japanese nuclear power programme = Japanese nuclear missile programme, even when no sensible person says such things. The wags in the newsroom (Our Man knows, for he tried to be one) would say death comes in threes, and of course it does, depending on who you count. So, we could count Michael Jackson, Robert McNamara and Walter Cronkite, but then only one of those esteemed names was worth a hill of beans. That's the way it is.