Sunday, February 04, 2007

Under 18's sent to Iraq

The BBC are reporting that a number of under 18 year olds were sent to Iraq in the first couple of years of the war.

Lib Dem education spokeswoman Sarah Teather said the government had shown a "shocking level of incompetence"


It has. That cannot be disputed but in this case, I have no arguement. If people can join at 16 they should expect to be sent into battle after appropriate training, irrespective of whether they are 18 or not.

If we are to say we must never send under 18's into battle then they should not be allowed to join the forces.

Really, its just that simple.

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