Hoon on "Wounded"

#1
There was a small piece in the People Section of the Times today. Thought it might be of interest:

Geoff Hoon admits that the burden of sending troops into battle hangs heavy after watching Wounded, a BBC One series that follows two soldiers injured in Afghanistan on their paths to rehabilitation. The former Defence Secretary tells Radio Times: “I think civilian ministers can be too cautious in taking these decisions because they’re probably more anxious about casualties than the senior military figures who, like the guys in the programme, have a more mature understanding of war."
Link to Times site
 

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#2
He's not turned 'Hoon' into an expletive for nothing you know. It's too late you 'Hoon', you didn't think about it enough when you did the job.
 
#3
It's not coincidence that hun, pronounced Hoon, in Japanese means sh*t.

The man's sincerity has me crying into my cups.....not.
 
#4
Have I mis-understood something - he had to watch a TV programme before he grasped the seriousness of sending troops into a war. He was Sec of State for Defence for Christ's-sake, I know he was pish-poor but surely he had some grasp of what he was committing troops to.
 
#5
Geoof who? Oh, TCH! Why didn't you say...
 
#7
Herrumph said:
Have I mis-understood something - he had to watch a TV programme before he grasped the seriousness of sending troops into a war. He was Sec of State for Defence for Christ's-sake, I know he was pish-poor but surely he had some grasp of what he was committing troops to.
Nail on the fecking head, 10/10
 
#9
Herrumph said:
Have I mis-understood something - he had to watch a TV programme before he grasped the seriousness of sending troops into a war. He was Sec of State for Defence for Christ's-sake, I know he was pish-poor but surely he had some grasp of what he was committing troops to.
we have been wahed by Hoon :evil:
 
#10
I saw Geoff Hoon at Long Eaton train station, which is or was down the road from where he was/is living on Rememberance Day, every person on the platform had a poppy on except him.
 
#11
I remember talking to some guys who met Hoon on OP TELIC 1. They had been up early to look their sparkling best (in good Army tradition) for the VIP visit. By contrast, the Secretary of State turned up unkempt and unshaven. I think it was Norman Tebbit who said he had seen more military bearing in a boy scout than he had in Hoon!
 
#12
In my view from the angry seats, I think you'll be seeing much, much more of this sort of thing.

As a general election draws closer, and Labour face complete evisceration in the polls and are exiled to the wilderness for the rest of Time, you will see these reptilian, septic maggots jockeying, in a display of vanity, to ammend and shift their part in our downfall. History will not be duped easily though.

There is a long queue of incompetent and cynical cvnts like Hoon who, in time, will have their reputations chopped. Blairs at the front of the queue, actually Major and his shower of muppets are, but they'll all get whats coming and that is what they fear most - to be remembered as losers. Cvnts.
 
#13
I remember having my leave canceled because I had to do training for Telic one while a certain MP went skiing.
 
#14
Birdy said:
I saw Geoff Hoon at Long Eaton train station, which is or was down the road from where he was/is living on Rememberance Day, every person on the platform had a poppy on except him.
No surprise there then.
 
#15
Hoon refused to eat in the cookhouse at MND (SE) at Shaibah, 2004. Some poor officer had to clear out of his office so that Buff could trough in peace.

When he went out to meet the Black Watch returning from up North, he wasn't allowed to meet anyone who'd been in theatre for more than 5 days. Lots of clerks and cooks were put with their backs to the cameras, with Tam O'Shanters on, as Buff shook their hands. Slimier than a queue of Moqtada al Sadr's in a mud bath.
 

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#16
AlabamaHotPocketer said:
Hoon refused to eat in the cookhouse at MND (SE) at Shaibah, 2004. Some poor officer had to clear out of his office so that Buff could trough in peace.

When he went out to meet the Black Watch returning from up North, he wasn't allowed to meet anyone who'd been in theatre for more than 5 days. Lots of clerks and cooks were put with their backs to the cameras, with Tam O'Shanters on, as Buff shook their hands. Slimier than a queue of Moqtada al Sadr's in a mud bath.
Didn't he fall asleep during a briefing at Shaibah during that visit?
 
#17
Geoff Hoon is an old school left wing socialist from a mining town in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire on the mainland and has real blue collar values. He was never a great fan of the Forces. I had the misfortune to meet him once on an Op,his handshake was like a limp lettuce.
 
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