Well done THAT man! About time that arrogant oxygen thief was put in his place. Would have loved to have seen his face when what TCR perceives as one of his underlings slapped him down. Some happy news for once.
Sorry to disagree - but Reid is one of the few members of this sad excuse for a Government that is actually pro forces. Compare him to his two predecessors, erm useless thingy and erm useless thingy, and he shines.
And I speak as one who would quite happily send the whole of the government for a fully paid ten year holiday in one of those camps that used to be run by KGB reidents family.
REID TAKES ON SAS..AND LOSES
By Rupert Hamer Defence Correspondent
DEFENCE Secretary John Reid has suffered a humiliating put-down - by the senior officer in charge of the SAS.
Dr Reid told the Commons that the elite regiment was to be investigated by Royal Military Policemen over the dramatic rescue of two SAS troops kidnapped by Iraqi police in Basra.
But the Director of Special Forces - a brigadier in charge of the four SAS regiments - told him: "There will be no RMP investigation. It's not your decision." Dr Reid then had to backtrack and dismiss any idea of a probe. Instead the SAS conducted its own internal inquiry. Yesterday an SAS source said: "Reid went into the Commons and fired from the hip. Sadly for him, the weapon was pointing at his own foot. What slipped his mind was the decision was up to a commanding officer - not a politician.
"The fact he had to point out correct military procedure to the man in charge of the Ministry of Defence was a trifle embarrassing, but there's been no lasting damage in relations."
An MoD spokesman said: "Dr Reid was stating the incident would be fully investigated and it has been."
HA, HA , love it. That bloke is a disgracefull excuse for a polititian. RMP investigation FFS.... Here it is... 2 bods get nicked... thier lives are in danger..... We send the boys in & rescue them... Why the need for an investigation ? Or is it just to appease the Military hating left of his own pathetic party. ***** the lot of em !!