In the Telegraph today was a call from fifty senior commanders, experts, campaigners and politicians to reconsider the SDSR and PR11 cuts in the light of ‘events in Libya’
The problem with this is that many of these people were part of the problem and might even be the reason the MoD is so badly financially overstretched.
Let’s not forget, we have a significant defence budget, it is just the defence industry, MoD politicians and military form an alliance of fuckwittery unrivaled in the field of spending other peoples money.
After recklessly pissing it up the wall for decades, the existing defence establishment have a certain lack of credibility.
Of course more money would be better, but not without reform.
These people would be better devoting their energies to highlighting meaningful and radical methods of improving the return on the nations significant investment in defence; from the comfort of their pensions and directorships.
Anyone see a problem?