Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Broken Arrow

There is a dramatic moment in the movie 'We were soldiers' Mel Gibson (playing the role of Colonel Hal Moore) is fighting the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam.

His radio-operator informs him they are being overrun and the situation is desperate. Moore walks away from his rad-op and takes a moment to survey the scene around him.

He is faced with a nightmare vision. Soldiers are locked in desperate hand-to-hand combat, bullets are screaming in from everywhere and the battlefield is littered with with wounded and dying GI's.

Moore then says 'Broken Arrow' A command stating an American unit has been overrun - thus ensuring all available all support heads to their location.

Moore calls in air-strikes and napalm whilst calmly engaging the enemy with smallarms. Despite sustaining heavy casualties the American troops are victorious.

It would appear there are some Tory supporters who fear a broken arrow moment is upon them. They may be right...

However, unlike Colonel Moore - these supporters are showing signs of panic. And they are airing those signs in the public domain. They would perhaps be better advised to contain their growing fear and instead of fretting about the negative comments, blogs and polls that are critical of their Party and its leader they should look to winning the fight.

As the Duke of Wellington once said 'Hard pounding, gentlemen. Let's see who pounds the longest.'

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  1. Divide and rule?

    I always thought it meant that you were supposed to carve up the opposition, not your own outfit.


  2. The problem here isn't that the in-fighting is the disease but a symptom of something else.

    There are many natural Tory supporters waiting for an excuse to vote Conservative (indeed I am one). But so far I've seen little that I recognise as conservative or distinct from what the current incumbents are offering.

    For once, I think the commentariat are voicing what a great silent majority are thinking.

    Maybe Cameron is a genius and he'll surprise us all yet? I hope so. But time has almost run out. From my perspective, its not looking good at all.