Monday, April 09, 2007

The Freedom of Price

Call me a cynic if you want…

(Waits for cries to die down)

…but surely it’s obvious why the MOD has let the Iran captives sell their story?

1: The British public is far more likely to side with the soldiers, and against Iran, as a result of a newspaper story than any number of press releases from the establishment.

2: Soldiers with a large payout from the Sun/Mirror/Mail etc are far less likely to try to claim compensation for the suffering they went through.

So there we have a simple and elegant plan from the MOD which, if there’s any backlash, will be targeted against the soldiers for greed rather than the MOD for being manipulative.

Everyone wins.


Chrissy J. said...

Apropos of nothing, Beth told me that, if a private or NCO has more money than their Commanding Officer, that soldier has to resign...
Not sure why.

Lara Tyg said...

Are they going to let them explain why a rib full of armed personell can be captured under the nose of an escorting destroyer in the first place , or could this also be a diversionary tactic.

Im not a cynic either..don't ya know.

Pandora Caitiff said...

How bizarre Chrissy! Although how would they know?

And lara, well done, I hadn't even considered that one!