Whether we like it or not, ARRSE is a source for the national press and probably the only outlet for serving soldiers to air the reality of their existence and inform a wider public debate. We also know that the utterings of morons will be used against us and, indeed, on at least one public outing, some of the views on ARRSE have been described as pretty extreme by a Labour MP, who then successfully used that assertion to get off the hook for some widely substantiated claims. To that end I think some of the comments in the Florida thread in Current Affairs are a disgrace and, whatever else we're arguing about, all anyone needs to do is point to that to completely discredit us. Given that we're all excised about someone on life support after a senseless attack, not to mention extreme unease about Afghanistan, why on earth are we giving people an opportunity to write us off as a pack of animals? Could someone in authority please get a grip? If people want to be sick, we have the NAAFI, crack on, but not here.