If the children are driving you mad over the Summer holidays…….

Just spare a thought for the guys and gals roasting in Iraq.

The draw down of troops, which was spun by the government as being because of a better security situation, has had exactly the effect that I predicted. British troops are now clustered in a smaller number of locations and have been more heavily targeted than at any time since the initial conflict (Telic 1).

It needn’t have been like this.  The politicisation of this conflict has been disgusting, from Blair’s desire to hide his intention to go to war to the current despite not to let reality get in the way of a “good news” story.  I have no doubt that service lives have been lost because of this government’s desire to been seen in a good light by the left wing and their own back benchers.

Shame.

6 responses to “If the children are driving you mad over the Summer holidays…….

  1. I read somewhere a depressing piece about how many soldiers are losing heart because of the lack of moral support they get from people back home.Is there anything ordinary supportive citizens can do to help our brave men and women?

  2. I read somewhere a depressing piece about how many soldiers are losing heart because of the lack of moral support they get from people back home.Is there anything ordinary supportive citizens can do to help our brave men and women?

  3. What do you expect from a shower who have never got their hands dirty ( except politically) and have no principles? The best thing David Cameron could do is anounce a huge increase in defence spending, and proper support for ” our lads”. Nicholas Soames, erstwhile Defence Minister, was much loved by the men – he had been in the Army, he had tradition and belief instilled in him, and he listened.Is there anyone in the Labour party that the same could be said of, never mind the present incompetent holder of Soamesy’s previous job?

  4. What do you expect from a shower who have never got their hands dirty ( except politically) and have no principles? The best thing David Cameron could do is anounce a huge increase in defence spending, and proper support for ” our lads”. Nicholas Soames, erstwhile Defence Minister, was much loved by the men – he had been in the Army, he had tradition and belief instilled in him, and he listened.Is there anyone in the Labour party that the same could be said of, never mind the present incompetent holder of Soamesy’s previous job?

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