Thursday, 2 July 2009
A crying shame.
Every British casualty in Afghanistan is a great loss and for the respective family a tragedy.Every casualty in one of the Viking vehicles (and others) is not just tragic but criminal and somebody needs to be held responsible.For once it isn't just our military hating nulabour government acting in it's usual parsimonious fashion but the fault too of our army commanders. The M.O.D. and Army higher ups only wish to procure equipment suitable for fighting sweeping mechanised operations more suited to cold war Europe (not totally without merit) and not ungainly anti mine vehicles that will protect the troops now.The wars we fight now are it seems the wars of the next decade and as such our troops need equipping with the already tried and tested vehicles currently in use by other in theatre nations...our lads deserve the best...right now.