...but should the Attorney-General be commenting on proceedings of courts-martial? I thought these were the domain of the Judge Advocate General? Such a figure is, of course, appointed by Her Majesty on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor. There appears to be no reporting chain encompassing the Attorney-General and I would question the political process behind this announcement. Now...is this announcement perhaps connected with the lack of a link between the Iraq war and terrorist activities in the UK and the stiff upper lip refusal of HMG to bow the knee to terrorist scum? Or am I merely a cynic? Please note - this is not a discussion of sub judice proceedings but the surrounding protocol, and this is not an attempt to elicit or encourage discussion of any proceedings. I refer to the roles of the Attorney General and Judge Advocate General in Courts Martial.