Always nice to see the BBC giving prominence to those in our armed forces who desert their post.
Lance Corporal Joe Glenton is being charged with desertion. He went absent
without leave in 2007 after a particularly unhappy period in the army and having
been told he would have to go back to Afghanistan. It is said he “has
problems” with the military operation in Afghanistan.
The BBC is inherently anti-military and is thus attracted to those who desert their comrades in pursuit of their own moral equivocations. Lance Cpl Glenton knew the terms of serving his country and the fact that he then decided to run away from the battle does not make him a hero or a cause celebre except through the eyes of the BBC. He is a common deserter and should be made to pay the price.