Des Browne MP is not at the top of my Christmas card list at the moment and every time he opens his mouth or puts pen to paper he slips a little further down. In a speech this evening he is going to say that the MOD and Labour ministers underestimated the resolve and tenacity of the Taliban.
We he might have done but I didn’t. And neither did (Lt Col.) Patrick Mercer MP when he said “When I was instructing at the staff college, if a student had presented me with this plan for Afghanistan, I would have failed him, and failed him comprehensively,”
When John Reid said that this deployment could be successfully completed “without a shot being fired” was he lying or just incompetent? Heads should roll over this, British troops have been killed because the Labour party were too arrogant to listen to experienced military voices (not me) would told them that they were trying to do too much with too few troops and too little equipment.
Lions in Helmund, donkeys in the cabinet.