Friday, April 08, 2011
A spectacular failure
The Libyan rebels may not be doing very well out of the air "support" provided by the coalition, but the "bomber barons" are delighted. The fool Cameron has been bounced into rethinking the defence cuts.
So much for the strategic defence review - which has failed at the first hurdle. This is a policy the Boy and 13th Century Fox had years to think about, years to plan. They forced the pace – they were not interested in debate or discussion. They knew exactly where they were going ... straight up a cul de sac.
There are no "ifs" or "buts" here. They got it wrong – spectacularly and completely wrong. And now, they are in the worst of all positions, having to make up policy on the hoof, as the pressure of events crowd round them. As things go, this is a spectacular failure. And it is one for the Tory Boys to make the most of. It is the only thing "spectacular" that Cameron is ever going to deliver.