Wednesday, 31 March 2010
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.'