So, Tony pops out to see the boy's in the great sandpit before Xmas and has his grinnig features snapped with the lads including one "photo-op" with him standing on an AS90 surrounded by the troops. Anybody else out there think that this was all a bit too chummy by half? I mean we've all seen the Yank bigwigs glad-handing and high-fiving the troops and all the whooping and hollering that goes on. It make me want to vomit to be frank. Personally I've got a deep seated suspicion of politicians (esp. New labour ones) and think squaddies should keep their distance from them and never be pictured in such a way as to give the impression to Joe Public that we like the bastards. I was always happy to see the odd member of the Royal Family and more than happy to be photographed with them (no hidden agendas,see?) but politicians! Here today, gone tomorrow (if only) opportunistic back-stabbing swine, Nein Danke.