...it regards political strategy. The army are in a no win situation; they are by nature strategists and/or tacticians/tactically trained with the interdependent relationship those two enact. Can an army ever carry out a succesful mission when the political strategy and/or foreign policy (or lack of) is enacted by people that, I would hazard a guess, predominately have the law court as theatre and thus their model, as with the macrocosm of politics and international relations, in their microcosm other people pay for their victories and losses i.e. defendant and plaintiff/crown and victim, while they plan on redecorating their villa in Tuscany or Provence. Obviously slightly rhetorical and an obvious post, but just a current thought resulting from Blair's crass 'delighted' comment.