http://www.sundayherald.com/oped/opinion/display.var.2392744.0.0.php My opinion........The above article was written by a guy called Ian Bell, who writes on most subjects for the Sunday Herald and the Glasgow Herald as a columnist. I usually find his pieces to be wordy, thinly veiled attacks on someone or something, attacks that are dressed up as reasoned thought based on both sides of the argument in question. As soon as I read the title I knew he certainly wouldn't be on the side of the current UK involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan but didn't expect such a demeaning and damning view of the troops involved and the forces in general. The references to US stooges and 'baby terrorists' are extremely cheap shots and his demand that he would only take the forces seriously when we have the 'guts' to lay down arms and mutiny I found particularly offensive. A complete non-understanding of the ethos of the forces and its people and I noticed his only involvement and/or research he admits to is a memory of former childhood friends joining the army many years ago. Many debatable points in here but to me in general terms an example of the things that we are all up against as serving and indeed ex serving members of the forces in the UK at this present time.