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SAS chief quits

Exclusive: SAS chief quits over 'negligence that killed his troops' - Telegraph.

New Labour doesn't go to war for military reasons. It goes to war to toughen the image of its leader. Its real troops don't approve of the armed forces. It does not care if our soldiers live or die - unless their deaths cause it political damage. Coroner after coroner has criticised the government for failing to equip our troops properly. Mother after mother has stood at the graveside of brave young sons and daughters who have disproved the stereotype of British youth.

These young people are the best of us. They are dying because - from greed, fear and envy - we elect the worst of us. It is time to stop, think and act. It is also time to discover a cheap, sociable and satisfying hobby for tough times - political involvement. If you are left-wing in your thinking, God help you, go join the Labour Party or the LibDems. Take them over and restore them to the decent, if misguided, values on which they were founded. If you are Conservative, join the Tories and bring them back to their roots.

Of course, I hope you will join the Libertarian Party and help set Britain on the long road to true freedom. Even if you are a statist, however, you can still do your fellow-man some good by joining a mainstream party and recapturing it for sanity. Round up your like-minded friends and make a political party - any political party - real again, not a front for dangerous crooks and fanatics to whom our young people are mere pawns.