Why soldiers are like Olympic athletes

Gordon Brown’s in Afghanistan, and he gave a speech saying British soldiers are “exactly the same” as athletes. He’s right of course, as Justin McKeating points out:

Our troops are just like our Olympians. They’re underfunded and spend most of their time abroad. They perform obscure activities that we only pay attention to once in a blue moon before turning over to watch the X-Factor. And politicians love their reflected glory unless they’re losing in which case they get barely a mention.

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