Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fox's Speech

Brilliant (this downloads a .wmv file). He described the problem with defence policy and spending which does match up to the ambitions of foreign policy. Set out in certain terms that British troops cannot answer to any body but our parliament. Linked the environmental focus on display at conference to the security costs of large funds being sent the way of oil states like Russia and Iran. This speech highlights the kind of approach I would want to see from a Conservative Defence Minister and recognises that this is one issue where the public really do not want us to go soft.

1 comment:

tapestry said...

Russian military expansion is news to many. Their actions in Georgia and their seizing of many foreign assets this year show a hardening of attitudes. The petrodollars are allowing them to rebuild their longing for empire, and a brutal empire it is proving to be.

Their alliance with Iran and North Korea is truly frightening.