"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Sunday Round-Up: Military Edition

Choose your own headline this morning: Afghanistan troops to be cut by 1500 or, if you prefer: Afghanistan troops to increase by 2000

The Observer has extracts from soldiers' letters home:
They are better at smoke and mirrors than Paul Daniels. It's like painting an elephant red and renaming it a fire engine.
We mount a lot of night ambushes but to no avail ... it's about time we got stuck in and battered these fuckers.
We have been promised a medic but none has arrived but we are still patrolling.
You need to get out here mate to see this fucking circus.
Labour minister accuses Dannatt of 'playing politics'
MoD orders vehicles previously rejected by US
Unsuitable vehicles & ferris wheels
The price paid for 10 helicopters
UPDATE: Re Dannatt: Coffee House spells it out to Labour Ministers

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