Shock! Horror! Tony Blair talks to lots of ordinary soldiers

#1
Today in Parliament on Radio 4 has just played back our beloved PM's comment that "he talks to a lot of ordinary soldiers" and that they "were in complete agreement with what the Government was trying to achieve". I might not have accurately recorded his comments because I was laughing so much....

So, to whom has Tony been talking? Are they "ordinary soldiers" or are they all Black Baggers in the MOD?

Or am I just cynical and he has just spent 10 minutes with CDS - an "ordinary soldier".....not!

There might also have been a comment that he (TB) would provide anything and everything that the Services asked for but I am certain that he had his fingers crossed behind his back....

Litotes
 
#2
If he's talking about the government trying to get him to step down, then he'd be right.
 
#3
Litotes said:
Today in Parliament on Radio 4 has just played back our beloved PM's comment that "he talks to a lot of ordinary soldiers" and that they "were in complete agreement with what the Government was trying to achieve". I might not have accurately recorded his comments because I was laughing so much....

So, to whom has Tony been talking? Are they "ordinary soldiers" or are they all Black Baggers in the MOD?

Or am I just cynical and he has just spent 10 minutes with CDS - an "ordinary soldier".....not!

There might also have been a comment that he (TB) would provide anything and everything that the Services asked for but I am certain that he had his fingers crossed behind his back....

Litotes
Rather he talks at them, there is a difference.
 
#4
I remember when he visited 'shaibiza' in Jan 04, He talked bollocks about how the folk back home were right behind us. He obviously was'nt briefed, that many of us had just arrived 2 days earlier.

What a Bull$hitting Cu*t
 
#5
Litotes said:
Today in Parliament on Radio 4 has just played back our beloved PM's comment that "he talks to a lot of ordinary soldiers"...
Maybe he's confused and he's just hearing voices in his head. Unless, of course, any "ordinary soldier" wants to admit to talking to the odious creature? 8O
 
#6
Please note that we mean 'talked to' in the sense of 'had a conversation with', not 'talked to' in the sense of 'stood in the background while some oik desperately tries to look warry in an effort to boost his ratings' or simply 'talked at'.
 
#7
Tony the Phoney is so good at talking to children and those people who can't answer him back.Watch him the next time on TV and he gets out and about he will be visiting a school or something that does not cause him undue concern.
 
#8
I remember that prick turning up in Pristina. I was not allowed to speak to him. Shame really as I would have loved to have had the opportunity to tell himexacty what I think of him and his odious cronies let alone his bitch.
 
#9
Would any tom be stupid enough and voice an honest opinion to him ? Or more important any commander be stupid enough to put a tom who might voice an opinion in blairs presence .
 
#10
Apart from the obvious factual failure of this particular statement made by Bliar last night did anyone else's blood boil to hear the immensely irritating "you know" in the middle of the clip.
 

chimera

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#11
I recall him coming to Basrah on TELIC 1, when the whole thing revolved around him preening himself in front of the cameras, with most of his "talking to soldiers" actually being with his back to them whilst addressing the press.
 
#12
jon1467 said:
Apart from the obvious factual failure of this particular statement made by Bliar last night did anyone else's blood boil to hear the immensely irritating "you know" in the middle of the clip.
But, you know, that's just him being 'Trustworthy Tone', a hip 'man of the people', you know. Innit. :roll:

[hr]
Edit: I bet he considers himself 'The People's Prime Minister'. Pass the sick bucket...
 
#13
Why can no one manage an ND when you want?

Whenever they are televised you just get pathetically stage managed events with troops looking painfully embarrased to be seen near the liar.
 
#14
he was out here 2 months ago, we saw him, he spoke... then we got free pepsi and pickle sandwiches! a cunning decoy so he could slope off, which left me clenched fists in the air, on my knees and wailing skywards.... "ill get you blair if thats the last thing i do!!"

the pickle sandwiches were awesome.
 
#15
Litotes said:
Today in Parliament on Radio 4 has just played back our beloved PM's comment that "he talks to a lot of ordinary soldiers" and that they "were in complete agreement with what the Government was trying to achieve". I might not have accurately recorded his comments because I was laughing so much....

Litotes
I'm with you Litotes, I heard the same interview. The interviewer asked how many times TB has talked 'to ordinary private soldiers without any of their senior officers present' but that part of the question was carefully avoided. Says something doesn't it?
 
#17
Anyone remember last year when Donald Rumsfeld was adressing U.S Marines in Ramallah, and he foolishly opened himself up to 'questions' from the floor, a marine Sergeant stood up and gave hima load of s*it about the fact that they didn't have enough armour on their vehicles etc and when was all the gear they were promised supposed to arrive? Absoloutely cracking to see that guy squirm! Ill try and track down a video link if I can.

Chers Easy!
 
#18
Skinn_Full said:
Anyone remember last year when Donald Rumsfeld was adressing U.S Marines in Ramallah, and he foolishly opened himself up to 'questions' from the floor, a marine Sergeant stood up and gave hima load of s*it about the fact that they didn't have enough armour on their vehicles etc and when was all the gear they were promised supposed to arrive? Absoloutely cracking to see that guy squirm! Ill try and track down a video link if I can.

Chers Easy!
Couldn't find video. Is this the same visit?
CBS News said:
It was Rumsfeld's first visit to Iraq since the United States handed over authority to an interim government June 28. With American troops getting killed at a rate of more than one per day in Iraq, Rumsfeld's trip was not announced in advance.

A dozen Marines from a 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment platoon based 30 miles southwest of Baghdad told the Washington Post in blunt terms their frustrations with the way the war is being lead and, in some cases, expressed doubts about its rationale.

They also said the situation is getting worse every day. One of the Marines, 21-year-old Cpl. Brandon Autin, said the platoon was not afraid of being punished for speaking out. "We don't give a crap," he said. "What are they going to do, send us to Iraq?"
the article is here
 

Goatman

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#19
chimera said:
I recall him coming to Basrah on TELIC 1, when the whole thing revolved around him preening himself in front of the cameras, with most of his "talking to soldiers" actually being with is back to them whikst addressing the press.
Yeah...I was in Umm Qasr when he choppered (I use the term advisedly) in....didn't bother walking down to gawp at him because I might have said something unfortunate....wish I hadn't been so uppitty about Nell McAndrew though...
 
#20
sweatysock said:
I remember when he visited 'shaibiza' in Jan 04, He talked balls about how the folk back home were right behind us. He obviously was'nt briefed, that many of us had just arrived 2 days earlier.

What a Bull$hitting Cu*t
Roger that! I was there too and we waited for ages before he deigned to turn up. He waffled for a while, pressed the flesh with the headshed, asked the usual inane, ill-infomred questions and, to my shame, i and some of the other blokes were in a photo with him. Not something we're proud of! I wished someone had wah'd him!
 

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