Sunday, November 02, 2008

Labour blames the soldiers for equipment failings

An SAS Major has resigned over the government's repeated failure to give his men the equipment that they need in Afghanistan. The bit of kit at issue is the Snatch Landrover, which was designed to resist rifle bullets and petrol bombs in Ulster, but which has no place on a battlefield that includes heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, landmines and shaped-charge roadside bombs. The government minister in charge reacted thus:
'there may be occasions when in retrospect a commander chose the wrong piece of equipment, the wrong vehicle, for the particular threat that the patrol or whatever it was encountered and we had some casualties as a result'
So, basically, when four of his men were blown up in a vehicle that was considered cutting-edge in 1970 it was all his fault. There you have it: Labour's complete contempt for our armed forces and their utter refusal to take responsibility for the young lives lost because of their incompetence and malice.

And they have the nerve to wear poppies.

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