Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I feel your pain

Tearing Your Hair Out:

Top leaders of Britain's Royal Navy are "tearing their hair out' in frustration that they can't "get the message across" that the maritime service is playing a crucial role in ongoing, seemingly land-locked operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Rear Admiral Robert Love, responsible for the RN's CVF aircraft carrier project, told a recent naval conference in Rotterdam about the concerns among the RN leadership regarding its less than favorable public image.

"We're still not very good at getting our message across. The focus of the media and the public is on the here and now, on what they see in TV coverage every day. That is dominated by land counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq," RADM Love told the IQPC-organized OPV Conference.

Sound familiar?