Discuss. Britain's top soldier says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten - Telegraph PS My view is what a complete idiot this man is. Hearing him say that, must make all those who have lost someone feel so much better, not to mention that the propaganda value to the Taliban is immeasurable. Please tell me I've slipped through a tunnel in space and time and it's really April 1st. Please? Edited because I felt uncomfortable using the word '******' in what should be a sensible discussion. Apologies to all.