THE WAR ON THE CONSERVATVES…

If it’s 8.10am and it’s the BBC’s TODAY programme, you can be sure a Conservative will be under sustained attack. Yesterday, Sarah Montague let rip at Michael Gove, today we had John Humphyrs doing everything possible to get William Hague to agree that British deaths in Agfhanistan were a complete waste of time. Humphrys was on full-on “We’re doomed and we shouldn’t be there in the first place” mode and Hague had to think very quickly to deal with it. I thought he did OK but it was interesting to hear Humphyrs to spout out his own theory about the “drugged out of their own heads” Afghans. I though the BBC rather approved of narcotics?

THE BEAT OF DEFEAT…

The BBC is opposed to war. In the mind of the State Broadcaster it is never right to defend a Nation by taking action against a foreign power. So, when we helped in the liberation of Iraq, it got very cross and still whinges about how “illegal” that war was. Of course even as it churned out a daily mantra of pessimism whilst our brave soldiers were doing their duty in Iraq, it pretended that the “good war” should be in Afghanistan. No sooner is focus switched to Afghanistan than the beat of defeat heard again. The BBC wants us OUT of Afghanistan and now runs almost daily stories informing us that we cannot win and that we should not be there. Here is a particularly vivid example from Kevin Connolly beating the drum as hard as he can. We’re doomed, I tell you, doomed. Retreat….

STILL FIGHTING THE WAR…

Long after Saddam’s corpse has rotted away, the BBC is still fighting the Iraq war. As you know, the BBC consistently opposed the idea that the UK should join in the fight to remove the Baghdad Butcher, and when we did do what was right, the BBC led the charge against it – with the dismal beat of defeat being a daily feature of the war coverage. Even now – with Afghanistan now being the major theatre of war (and also opposed) – the BBC can’t let go of Iraq. You see it needs to prove the war was illegal, and thus wrong. It ran this item today which is essentially the BBC continuing to press the case that removing Saddam was wrong because an academic says so. Plus ca change! The BBC is still stuck in some sort of John Lennon-esque “Give Peace a Chance” timewarp.