The Corner

Wages of Dishonor

The 15 British sailors and marines who disgraced their country and dishonored their uniforms in Tehran are to be permitted to make bundles of money by selling their stories to the press and publishers. Leading Seaman Faye “I just love my new headscarf!” Turney has already cut a deal withy one of the British TV companies.

The same opportunity has of course been offered to the four British servicemen killed by an IED near Basra on April 5. They will be notified just as soon as the Ministry of Defence has figured out how to get through to them in the Afterlife.

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