Trading Honor for Cold, Hard Cash – BUT WAIT! There’s More!

April 9th, 2007 by xformed

More news on the news of the British sailors and marines:

It seems the head British Military Chaplin thinks the Iranians were quite polite in their handling of the hostages.

From the UK Telegraph:

Fury as bishops back Iran
By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Nicole Martin and Brendan Carlin

he Roman Catholic bishop who oversees the armed forces has provoked fury by praising the Iranian leadership for its “forgiveness” and “act of mercy” in freeing the 15 British sailors and marines last week.

Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Tom Burns
Bishop Burns said Iran demonstrated ‘faith in a forgiving God’

The Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Tom Burns, said that the religious beliefs of the Iranians had played a large part in their decision to release the hostages after holding them for more than two weeks.

His words were echoed by a leading Anglican figure, the Right Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, who said Iran had acted within the “moral and spiritual tradition of their country” and contrasted this with Britain’s “free-floating attitudes”.

What has happened to Winston Churchill’s England?

This is beginning to look more like a late night infomercial about Ginzu knifes that an international incident. Now do we just sit back and see the MoD’s version of “British Sea Service Idol?”

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