Just when you thought politicians could not possibly get more stupid one of the breed goes and does something so moronic that you are left gobsmacked again.
We refer of course to the announcement by Gordon Brown of a new fund that will be used by British military personnel to pay off Taliban fighters who give up their weapons and renounce violence.
Given the track record of Afghans for fighting anybody and everybody all the time, often changing sides in a war because someone has offered them more money, we are again astounded that Gordon Brown and his advisers at the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence once again refuse to see what is staring them in the fucking face.
The Taliban fighters will stampede to give up their WW2 rifles or AK47s stolen during the Russian occupation.
I renounce violence, heres my gun now give me the money. they will say. Then, trousering the cash they will vamos mucho quicko to the local illegal arms dealer to buy a better gun stolen only recently from the Americans.
What a way to fight a war.