The Dear Leader has recently got into the habit of backtracking quickly and often. He has also continued making announcements through the media rather than the proper place i.e. Parliament, presumably so he can't be questioned or held accountable until it's too late.
I suspect that the chain of command were as much in the dark as the rest of us.
Perhaps Bliar meant what he said, until he received other instructions from the depilated simian across the pond.
Will this mean that the latest defence cuts will be put on hold? Probably not; the thief Brown will probaby demand more so that the military end up payiing for the latest deployment as well.
Apparently the seniors were very much against this deployment and made this clear, but Bliar's advisors were trying to persuade him that more boots on the ground were needed. Even BuffHoon didn't want another deployment
This will probably hasten Bliar's demise.
Interesting that, among the capbadges being touted, were the Paras (no bn specified) and RMs....aren't they meant to constitute a rapid reaction force?
So, enlighten me, which magician can conjour up 4000 of our ever so slightly overstretched guys and girls?? Merlin?? and from where? Or is it tinkerhoon with fairydust?
Jeez. Surely someone, somewhere can draw a line and say, ffs we can't be everywhere
MDN I reckon General Billy Smart must be on the payroll at the MOD by the looks of things Enough is enough isnt it????? There is no light at the end of this tunnel at present, and for the forseeable future it seems. I wish someone in the tabloid area would just see fit to print, "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, WE ARE STRETCHING OUR TROOPS WELL OVER THE LIMIT HERE" frontpage, reality... but that would be dreamland headlines.....and due to our very own real threat of terrorism, we need OUR Army HERE. Just an opinion.
Theres no way Bliar could back down now and say I cant send more troops. Its gone too far for that in political terms.
OK OK im shutting up for now, it just makes me angry when I see our guys and gals deploying again and again just to get attacked and in some cases killed by the very people they are trying to "help". Back to NAAFI
I know its abit steep but I really have this bad feeling about how things are shaping up in Iraq.
Seems TBliar (praise be upon his name!) is set on a course of self destruction by following Bush unreservedly! Look at his comments on the latest in Israel!
If I am proved wrong in time on this, then fine I got it wrong and will say so and to be honest I hope I am. But deep down, something niggles me and it's not just the crabs!
I am getting sick and tired of finding out things from the internet before the chain of command have the courtesy to brief the people it most affects - us (the serving soldier)
The reason you heard it from the Press is that we the Armed Forces leak like a bl**dy sieve! Where do you think they heard it from if it's true? Ever been to coffee in the Messes of our top HQs? You can pick up the info on what is going on in a couple of minutes. Then all you would have to do is phone your chum in the media and earn a few quid. Trouble is there are too many people doing just this - the chain of command, waiting for a political decision before briefing us, can't keep up with the money powered media being fed by people in the military who can't see the damage they are doing.
Even if you think it's a bad idea to send more troops then you should not try to undermine the system that is trying to look after us. Though God knows how we will meet the commitment if we are off to replace the Spanish. Do we really get the politicians we deserve - monkeys could do a better job?!