Sir Richard Dannatt

Im still not sure whether he will be axed or resign his commission (under pressure of course). Is it 1100hrs he's due to give a statement?

I actually agree with most of his comments on Iraq and our presence there. Besides, dont we need to start bringing troops home so we have enough manpower to deploy to N Korea!! 8O :? :lol:
 

Squirrel

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I think it's really refreshing that we have a man at the top who has the balls to say what everyone is thinking. I would be surprised to see him removed as that would leave too much of a bad taste in everyone's mouth. He's standing up for all of us by telling it how it is, and to be fair, I think that if Bliar does try to get rid of him, then all of us in HMF have a reciprocal duty to stand up for him.
 
I would certainly hope that if any action is taken that the Joint Chiefs resign as one. I am sure that he has been saying this in private and got nowhere hence the public statement.

I wish him well

Peter
 
Maxi_77 said:
I would certainly hope that if any action is taken that the Joint Chiefs resign as one. I am sure that he has been saying this in private and got nowhere hence the public statement.

I wish him well

Peter


I agree with you there mate.

Total respect for this man - At last we have a senior figure in the Forces, who has the balls to stand up and tell it like it is. The PM must be flapping big time at the moment.

I honestly believe that if we are to make a success of Op Herrick, we need to start pulling out of Iraq soon. We cant sustain the current level of operations for both much longer, as we just dont have the manpower/equipment/resources to do so.

Lets just hope Sir Richards comments make the powers that be sit up, take note and act accordingly.....................or we may find him in the woods after a suicide attempt (sounds familiar) :wink:
 
He told the paper: "We are in a Muslim country and Muslims' views of foreigners in their country are quite clear.
How true, anyone remember the flag waving kuawities in 91? They soon forgot who dug them out of the shit. To them we are infidels who have no place in the cesspit they call home.
Listen to this pongo, get the troops out and let Saddam take charge again.
 
Just heard him on the radio backpedalling........

BTW, Admiral Boyce left his post early because he wouldn't kow-tow to Buff and Bliar, so the good General is setting no precedent here.
 
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Just heard him on the radio backpedalling........

BTW, Admiral Boyce left his post early because he wouldn't kow-tow to Buff and Bliar, so the good General is setting no precedent here.
Shit, so much for the ballsy pongo then.... :(
 
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Just heard him on the radio backpedalling........

BTW, Admiral Boyce left his post early because he wouldn't kow-tow to Buff and Bliar, so the good General is setting no precedent here.


Not on the news I just heard - he was defending his statement!!
 
At last, a man of principle. How so unlike his predecessor! I wasn't giving it my full attention this morning but he said something of the order that if the current tempo is maintained for years, the Army will be permanently damaged. As the Navy and the Air Force are being robbed to fund the Army, that doesn't bode well for the rest of us. More importantly, the Country will be permanently damaged. Now that really is old style, Clem Attlee, Labour. Call me paranoid if you want.
 

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