Just heard a serving officer - a Lieutenant Colonel - describe his recently ended tour in a Middle Eastern country as "....certainly worthwhile.....". This statement was clearly referring to the 'question': 'Should British Forces be in.....?'. It occurred to me, within seconds of hearing this officer, doubtless a gallant man, that the 'Bottler Mr. Bean' would sell his reverend father to hear such words. Has the Noble and Gallant Lord West set a precedent? Is this appropriate? PS. Don't bother to respond - it will land you trouble with the 'Thought Police'.