IRAQ MANIPULATORS - I suppose I should have expected it, my article on the Iran captives has been seized on by the raging right wing fanatic ' right for Scotland ' who accuses me of doing them down because of my reference to the Monty Python sketch 'the Spanish inquisition'
I urge everyone to read it and consider what goes on in this guys head, if he feels obliged to write to me like this he is going to be a very busy boy indeed considering the deluge of criticism hitting them now, guess where from ? yup, knuckle dragging reactionaries just like ' right for Scotland' it will be interesting to see where he now goes with this.
His real problem of course is, that the Govt. has handled the situation well and no one has lost their life, that's what he and the right wing press and the retired military types are angered by.
They like nothing better than a good bloody conflict as long as they are far enough away from it. This is exemplified by poor old prince Harry who will now spend whatever time he does in Iraq worrying that one of his body guards might get hurt.
A young recruit lost his nerve and ran from a battle in a blind panic, when he collapsed exhausted and terrified he saw a big pair of shiny boots, looking up he saw an officer to whom he blurted out " I'm sorry corporal I couldn't help it I was scared " the officer said, "don't call me corporal laddie I'm a general"
"Christ" said the distraught lad, " have I run that far " ?
Good luck to the freed captives and I hope they make plenty from it, if all kinds of upper class retired military nonentities can write memoirs, why can't the poor bloody infantry ?