Todays Telegraph has this report about senior officers deciding to offer up for prosecution a junior rank for political reasons. In a letter, obtained by Channel 4's Dispatches programme, Lt Gen Sir Alastair Irwin, in charge of Army personnel, wrote to Gen Sir Mike Jackson, the chief of general staff: "With the current legal, political and ginger group interest in the deaths of Iraqi civilians during Op Telic (British military operations in the Middle East), there is a significant possibility that this case, our investigation and subsequent failure to offer for prosecution, could become a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre for pressure groups and a significant threat to the maintenance of the military justice system. "If the Attorney General became aware of it in the meantime, it is possible that he would himself order a review of the case. If, on the other hand, we, the Army, accept that we have made an error, we would reinforce the perception of an organisation that is mature enough to identify failings, and robust enough to regulate for those errors. "In the long term therefore, it is in the Service's interest to ask the Attorney General to review the caseâ¦ Instinctively I think of our duty to Trooper Williams, but that duty cannot extend to covering for him, if he has indeed behaved unlawfully."