The Carling ad using Dam Busters got me thinking. We were quite happy to train and motivate young men to go and drop bombs from a great height over German cities. There was absolutely no suggestion that those below had done anything wrong other than belong to a particular ethnic group or nation. We send young soldiers into Iraq and young SO19 policemen into situations where we tell them very clearly that there are baddies who wish to kill them and possibly tens of dozens more. If there is the slightest suggestion that the squaddy or the copper has been a bit premature, we crucify them. Even if nfa'd he has had the stress of waiting for that. So, where is the morality that allows - indeed, makes - the man 50,000 feet up to kill with abandon whilst the few yards of real danger limits their actions? When I was regularly on a daily basis dealing with soldiers who had just killed someone, I gave them every crack of the whip and consideration I could so that they got a fair deal when their actions were discussed in the soft office surroundings of the top brass. Now I am older, if I had to go back to those days and that work, I think I would not be able to perform as I have too many doubts about the system that made him shoot. Especially when the politicians will write off his sacrifice and stress for their own gratification and ends. Is it me or the world that is fcuked up?