Glamour fades fast as grey men go to battle
There were two wars being fought in Westminster yesterday. There was Iraq, where the heat and dust of the battle
Iraq had all the
So was the Iraq Inquiry for, oh, at least an hour or two. One thing about Iraq, which we should all recall, is that the
I ran between Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq is now as dry as a desert wind but I could understand what was being said (though the stenographer at one point referred to Eric instead of Iraq). I watched in the room reserved for the public, in which there was only one actual member of the public, Michael Culver, an actor who wore a T-shirt that
As the civil servant witnesses, who were straight out of central casting, droned on about no-fly zones, I asked
It was much more chaotic in the room with Bumbling Bob.
Still, we got the idea that things weren’t going so well. Bob tried to explain why the MoD couldn’t find its equipment, particularly its Bowman battle radios. Mumbling explained that they didn’t know where they were but they were not lost.
“We will return to this. The difference between losing equipment and not knowing where it is strikes me as not very big,” said Tory MP James Arbuthnot in his slow grave baritone voice.
Bob blinked furiously. He was losing the hearts and minds of Britons, much
I felt grateful when he was asked a really easy question about Christmas posting arrangements. But Bob embarked on another marathon mumble which
Is it? It’s only a bit of cake, Bob. Still, it’s Afghanistan and, yesterday, it was much messier than Iraq.
The Times online.Ann Treneman.
February 26, 2010