Tuesday, 4 September 2007

What is it with The Independent?

Talking of what is it with ...? What is it with The Independent newspaper? On Sunday we had this headline (sorry that I can't find the picture of the front cover that went with it):

Independent on Sunday Campaign: Honour our troops

(Someone from The Independent on Sunday even went to the trouble of posting a message on a military forum looking for stories from returning wounded service personnel to support their campaign.)

On Tuesday we get this front page from the same paper:

In case the picture has gone, on the left is an image of George Bush visiting troops in Iraq yesterday, with the word 'Cut' covering a story about proposed cuts in trooop levels there (something one would have thought the Independent would welcome).

On the right is a picture of a column of British armoured vehicles leaving the old base at Basra Palace for the airport, with the word 'Run' underneath.

This must be a meaning of the phrase, 'Honour our troops' with which the rest of us are unfamiliar.

Revd John P Richardson
4 September 2007

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1 comment:

  1. (Chelmsford)

    The best way of honouring our troops is indeed to disengage them as quickly as possible from the dishonourable position they have been sent into in Iraq.