Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brown's Apology

The Prime Minister should not be writing personally to families of brave servicemen and women who have been killed in Afghanistan. This would have been impossible in previous wars where casulties were in the tens of thousands.

The onerous task of informing relatives is the duty of regiment commanders and not the Prime Minister.

The reporting of every single death in the current conflicts is counter-productive and harms public morale. Fatalities are the inevitable price of war. If we cannot take the casualties, we should not be fighting.

The media coverage is grossly sensationalist and short sighted. Mr. Brown's attempt to appear caring is misguided and shows he has little understanding of his duties as a war time leader.

In the meantime we should be grateful that casualties are as low as they are.

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