nah, surley if you were one of the magnificient breed that are the politicians of this country, the logical thing would be to cut the budget by a few billion, disband a few regiments, then wonder why this sort of comment comes out of the very senior officers!!!
Outgoing CDS was quoted as having wondered whether the War on Iraq was even legal. Daily Telegraph made the point that legal or not we do the politicians bidding. I'm all in favour of top brass being wlling to stand up to hte politicos but let us not forget that we do the government's bidding