• Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Really, really impressed by this book. The mention of the strategic reserve of steam engines got a giggle, coming from a railway anorak family (it's unture, but was the stuff of legend and mass onanism among enthusiasts for decades). Though...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    About halfway through and thoroughly enjoying it. Is anyone else picturing Mr Scullery being played by BRIAN BLESSED?...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    OK, I meant the Afghan war previous to that. But still, when Wilson asked congress for another million to rebuild and tell the Afghans that America was their mate, he got laughed down. Hence the Mujahadeen became the taliban, telling...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    We should have learnt from the first Afghan war, when Russia invaded-I recommend the film Charlie Wilsons War. Instead of charging off into Iraq, we could have spent a fraction of the cost on rebuilding Afghanistan-roads, hospitals, police etc. Then...
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