Monday, 8 March 2010

Brown's lies and malfeasance killed men

Bruce Anderson excoriates Brown in this morning's Indie;

We do not need to call in the psychiatrists. Hitherto, Gordon Brown's behaviour has seemed incomprehensible, but the answer is now clear. The indecisiveness, the self-pity, the chronic nervous strain, the constant ill-temper, the barely-suppressed violence: all is explained, on the assumption that the Prime Minister still has the residue of a conscience, and that his personality is crumbling under the stress of telling all those lies. This does not mean that he should be forgiven. Lying to Parliament used to be regarded as just about the gravest offence that a politician could commit. But there is a worse one: lying to or about the armed forces.

As a result of Mr Brown's malfeasance – abetted by Mr Blair's cowardice – men have died who should have lived: men have been crippled who could have escaped with minor injuries.
How can anyone with an ounce of responsibility vote for this cowardly, twisted, bloody-handed, treasonous piece of ordure?

3 comments:

Gareth said...

Brown gets away with it because of the very narrow focus of the media.

There are lots of donkeys who should have some blame pinned on them, from the commanders on the ground with an interest in climbing the greasy pole so they don't make a fuss about what they lack, the Top Brass with their pet projects and inter-service rivalry which has wasted a lot of time and money, Parliament (in particular the Defence Select Committee) allowing themselves to be led by the nose when they should be telling the MoD what it is for so it would know better what it should buy, and the Government being warmongers and not doing a proper job in sorting out wasteful defence procurement that verges on being criminally negligent.

eg MRAP type vehicles have been around for ages. There was no need to put lightly armoured vehicles in a landscape strewn with anti-tank mines. Why are so few of our choppers fit for frontline duties? Why did the troops end up retreating to Basra airport? Why were numbers in Iraq kept to a level where their effectiveness was adversely impacted?

Each time you try to pin the blame on one donkey they get out of it by blaming all the others. It fills newspapers but gets us nowhere.

Henry Crun said...

"Why are so few of our choppers fit for frontline duties?"

Ah, I do know the answer to this one. RAF bod told me that the choppers in Afghanistan are operating at higher altitudes than Iraq, so the gearing in the engines has to be modified accordingly.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone with an ounce of responsibility vote for this cowardly, twisted, bloody-handed, treasonous piece of ordure?

You answered your own question there, did you not?