Saturday, April 07, 2007


Marina Hyde reflects on on the behaviour of British service personnel past and present and can't help but think... "and we'd all be speaking German now".

It's a must read.

Colonel Jack Jacobs is also unimpressed saying this, and much more, after watching the released Britons' press conference:
I don't know where to begin. I've gotta tell you, that was the most disgusting, disreputable, dishonorable performance I can remember in more than forty years of my relationship with the military service. I think every man, every woman who wears the uniform, or who has ever worn the uniform of his country, no matter what country it is, ought to be disgusted by this."
Having the UK as an ally is no longer an advantage.

Update: Peter Risdon provides different perspectives here, here and here. Click those links!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"War is now an endangered state of mind, under attack from logic and maturity. "

Great! Now tell that to the Iranians and Syrians.


5:14 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Good links to Free Born John. I liked the contrast between the UK and the US Codes of Conduct. The UK one seems more appropriate for public servants or boy scouts.

2:12 PM  

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