Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 30 Aug 2014 07:29:36 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=87#comment7 Me too, Lady Sue. Crying into the breakfast dishes. Unbearably poignant. And his mother so dignified and logical and unblaming about the whole thing. I wanted to scream on her behalf. How many politicians' children are out there? Not many, if any, I'm betting. It's all very well saying "They shouldn't have joined the army if they didn't want to get killed" but from talking to the few soldiers I've met, it's the lack of a clear purpose to the fight that's sapping morale. When we were fighting Hitler, I don't think anyone was in any doubt of the reason. But this war is getting murkier and more complicated and more dangerous seemingly by the day, and more of the best of our young people are being killed. To what identifiable progress, or end? Fri 06 Nov 2009 21:06:31 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=75#comment6 I was in tears listening to the letter of 19-year-old Cyrus Thatcher being read out on BH and hearing his brave mother's comments. It was one of the most moving things I've ever heard and I hope will become an iconic symbol of this stupid, senseless war. Fri 06 Nov 2009 17:45:15 GMT+1 Fearless Fred http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=62#comment5 A working blog, Sprouty? Now that's a nice dream ;-p Fri 06 Nov 2009 13:22:19 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=50#comment4 True, Sprouty. So far I've only had one 404, so perhaps things are improving. What a week it's been... Fri 06 Nov 2009 13:10:58 GMT+1 SproutGhost http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=37#comment3 Yeah, like 'if only' this Blog would work properly!:-p Fri 06 Nov 2009 12:56:35 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=25#comment2 Ah, life is full of 'if only's, isn't it, Eddie? ;o) Fri 06 Nov 2009 12:45:11 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=12#comment1 If only I'd thought at the time! Fri 06 Nov 2009 11:58:13 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/war_letters.shtml?page=0#comment0 He's always struck me as a lovely guy (Bill P, I mean). Can you persuade him to blog, Eddie? :o) Fri 06 Nov 2009 11:49:37 GMT+1