Sunday, April 08, 2007

I'm a sailor, get me out of here!

Has Britain taken leave of its senses?

It has been reported that the Ministry of Defence has allowed the 15 freed sailors to sell their stories to the media. I can understand if this was years after the event and the sailors were no longer serving in the armed forces, but they haven't even testified to the enquiry yet!

In Britain at least, the whole hostage saga is looking less and less like an international incident and more like a farce. It gives me an idea for a reality TV show. Why not send some more of our hapless sailors to the Shat Al Arab waterway, where the Iranian revolutionary guards will be waiting for them. They could then be paraded on prime time television. And the name of the show?.... "I'm a sailor, get me out of here!"