Sol­dier­ing on

Townsville Bulletin - - Text The Editor -

To those of you judg­ing the ADF whilst eat­ing your break­fast think about their con­di­tions. Stop be­ing so po­lit­i­cally cor­rect the sol­diers have a right to a per­sonal opin­ion. To the me­dia, politi­cians and top brass why don’t you sup­port our troops or send them home? For­mer ADF mem­ber Ob­vi­ously the rep­u­ta­tion of the troops is ex­pend­able as the brass jockey for the top job in de­fence which is up for grabs soon. How­ever the key to this whole sorry ker­fuf­fle was the word ranga used in that clip from Afghanistan. Go fig­ure. Ex matelot blue­wa­ter I haven’t read the com­ments made by sol­diers on face­book, but weren’t they talk­ing about their Afghan col­leagues and as­so­ciates, not the Tal­iban? If that’s true it is to­tally dif­fer­ent to crit­i­cis­ing the en­emy. It will only work against them­selves and cause anger and re­sent­ment, which could put them in much more dan­ger much closer to them. June

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