- Sound familiar? It’s almost exactly the same nonsense John Reid came out with a couple of weeks ago, just before the footage of British troops beating up some Iraqis emerged.
Only this time he goes even more mental – we should be “slow to condemn our troops” because they are “increasingly constrained not just by international law and conventions, the standards we want to keep, but by media scrutiny, by videophones, by mobile phones, by satellite dishes”. Eh? Mobile phones, videophones and satellite dishes? You what, John?