April 29, 2012

For Valour

There is perhaps only one thing sadder than the death of a 22-year-old soldier and father of twins killed in the defence of our freedom, security and democratic values.

What is heartbreaking is that they are sent into harm's way by utterly unworthy politicians, mired in sleaze and self-interest.

British leaders like Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are not even worth mentioning in the same sentence as guardsman Michael Roland. Once wonders whether our troops are still at a loss for the basic essentials that were found woefully missing last year due to 'budget cuts'.  Multi-million pound public enquiries and EU bailout funds are obviously more important than body armour and evac helicopters for British troops.

Things are no different over the pond.
There you see Obama shamelessly electioneering at army bases, which he can claim on the taxpayer's tab instead of having to fund from his $750million election warchest.

It's sickening to think that such leaders get to pin medals of valour on surviving heroes.


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