I am currently half way through a Physics degree and do not consider my self to be thick. However, when it comes to verbal communication and the need to convey myself in an elegant and succinct manner I resort to blathering away and sound like an unknowing baffoon. For example, if one was to ask: âHow would you describe the present situation in Iraq?â I might reply âFcuking sh*t innitâ Rather than as Jack Straw replied âThere is no doubt that the current situation is very serious and it's the most serious that we have faced. That said, if you look through the histories of post major military conflicts, it is inevitable that there is always quite high levels of insurgency and that was certainly true for example, still true in Afghanistan, it's true in other conflicts, for example in the Balkans, and it was very true after the Second World War. But I donât want to minimise the problems that we face. They are serious, but they have to be seen in a context in which Saddam held Iraq in a reign of terror, if you like with his sitting on a pressure cooker. The lid of the pressure cooker has come off and some of the tensions and pressures which were there and would have come out in any event have obviously to a degree been directed against the Coalitionâ I think my chances in the job market will vastly improve if I address this issue now. But how? Or would it be better to remain a forthright, to the point ex squaddie?