Campbell on Dannat

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  1. From Alastair Campbell's twitter feed yesterday

    lunch with miltary friend. Said re Cameron's adviser General Dannatt 'He only listens to God, and God is not sound on defence' about 17 hours ago from web
  2. Well he’s a fine one to talk about listening to the ‘voices’?
  3. I may be a full-time follower of atheism but AC can go screw himself.

    Reminds me of a psychiatric joke ...

    "If you talk to God, you're religious, God talks to you - you're psychotic"
  4. He's probably right about god and defence. But be nice to him - he'll have tears trickling down his face if we're not nice to him.

    Campbell is probably the nastiest piece of work that has come out of the new labour experiment. Allegedly a bully, certainly an oleaginous megalomaniac, unelected and too powerful for the good of the country. And certainly no friend of the military; I imagine that Dannatt loathes the ground that Campbell and his kin tread on.
  5. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    "God is not sound on Defence"

    Neither is Labour
  6. My bold and size above. As true a statement as you will find on this site.

    AC has a 'military friend' - I find that hard to believe, unless said 'friend' is of the Eric Joyce variety of disaffected irrelevance.

    PS: General Montgomery put his faith in God - didn't do him or the nation too much harm.
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    This from an unelected, detestable puke who aided and abetted the Prime Minister in circumventing the entire democratic system in the UK. The same bloke who not only bypassed the democratic controls of this country for his own ends and those of 'The Messianic' Blair (who talked to God a lot too, and started 2 wars on the basis of his say-so I presume), but sullied the name of Britain throughout the world with his disgusting behaviour, manipulation of the idiot press, lying to the British electorate and causing the death of an emminent scientist who told the truth.

    Who the fcuk is he to make such comments, the despicable, beak-faced cnut.

    The only thing that waste of oxygen is good for, is penning a little 3rd rate porn for fat housewives with no intellect.
  8. That is a sound point - that cunt Blair used god as the reason for his DMP. As did that clown Bush.

    Next we'll have Rowan Williams taking the decision to ping some nukes at Iran on the back of a sunday chat with his maker.

    Combiners of faith and politics - whether they wear a lopsided, smarmy smile and a suit or a scowl and a turban - they all sit in the same basket of fuckwits who use their faith to justify the unjustifiable.
  9. God is not sound on defence? Does no one remember the battle of Jericho FFS? A case of shofar, so good?
  10. Thought the CAM that had that on is colours.
  11. More vitrolic bile from the Arch duke of spin, what a nasty spiteful git, go blub in the corner!
  12. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Just goes to prove God is w4nk in defence
    He told two idiots to start two wars and left them to it
  13. God's fucked up the economy too. Looks like we're back to inflation yoyo today - Eddie's putting pen to paper again!
  14. Actually it's a very astute piece of propaganda. Campbell implies that this is gen information from a source that knows Dannatt well and indicative of how the Army really feel about Dannatt and sows the seed that he isn't in control of himself. It works in the irreligious UK but would only provide more popularity in the US where they like their generals God-fearing.
    I expect we'll see a lot more of these tweets in the run up to the election. They're vicious, below the belt and ultimately deniable, not me gov I was just telling you what my mate in MoD said and he should know. It looks like the days of fighting the issues are long gone but when you have someone with absolutely no morals that's what you get.

    My tweet:

    I was speaking to a friend at 39 Victoria St yesterday and he said Alistair is having to keep Gordon from visiting mental health institutions until he can be certain he'll be let back out again.
  15. MiT is right, everything now is all carefully stage managed. they'll be no throw-away lines and casual quips, it's all a pre-elective (and emptive) strike on us gullible public in the lead up to the big vote-off.

    You have to give it to Labour, they're not going down without a fight, even if the poll's aren't in their favour and they're on average 10 pts behind the Tories.