Did anyone in the military give a toss about this supposedly war-defining speech?
I know there's many officers out there who rehearse this kind of spiel since their first command appointment at sandhurst, just waiting for the day to arrive, but this has been blown out of proportion by civvies. Why? I don't get it.
Do civvies think soldiers were really inspired by this? Do they think we'd have crossed the border raping and pillaging if some 'cigar chomping colonel' hadn't told us we were liberators not conquerors? Do they think we were uplifted by this, and not just concerned about what kind of crp plan would come down in orders?
Who the hell knows it as 'that speech'? Surely they missed out the middle word 'sh_t'? Fair play to the chap for sorting out a career off this, but it seems the biggest non-event of the five year campaign.