There's a lot of animosity towards the current government for the current situation in Iraq. Obviously every loss of British life is resented by those serving soldiers (and ex-serving and most of the public), however many people use the loss of life to have a go at the government/mod. When is this acceptable and when is it not? Many arrse members have had a go everytime there has been a casualty and quite rightly we should pay our respects to the families of those who have lost loved ones. However, at the same time as blasting the "illegal war" we get irritated (to put it mildly) by people using each death, especially the 100th, for political gain. I am mainly referring to George Galloway (*goes off to be sick in a bucket*) and those he supports and those who support him. In my opinion they are disrespectful to the dead and to the job our soldiers are doing at the moment in iraq, afghanistan and the many other commitments they have (overstretch anyone?). They should not be allowed to use the deaths of our soldiers for any personal or political gain, unless they are expressely given permission by the families of the dead. When a soldier joins he or she should be fully aware that they may go to war, there are casualties in war. The families of those who died in Iraq through "preventable" c*** ups should fight for the memories of their loved ones and to prevent the same happening again (body armour etc). I suppose my question is where do we draw the line? What can we say? What can the families say? I hope noone is going to post on here supporting George Galloway and his actions, but what can be done about it?