POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY CRISPIN BLACK IN THE TELEGRAPH
"The brave and honourable spirit of Britain's soldiers will benefit us all."
I cannot believe that an informed person in the early 21st century writes such stuff.
Crispin Black sounds very much like a throwback to 1914.
I'm sorry, armies are sometimes necessary, but to speak of "the brave and honourable spirit" of professional soldiers simply doing their jobs rings hollow.
And that would be true even if what they were doing were not totally pointless, a political war to serve America's paranoia.
But Crispin insists on getting even more ridiculous:
"The daily exercise in Afghanistan of will-power and leadership serves the best human instincts."
“Will power” was a favorite of the late Mr. Hitler. It’s also popular in junk diet books.
The best human instincts are served by killing people in their own land for no good reason?
I don't know which is worse, the author for writing such words or The Telegraph for giving them space.