Mick F wrote:
Churchill once said, "Jaw-jaw is better than war-war." How right he was. At the first sign of trouble, Thatcher sent a war machine. Just like her domestic policy: war machine - destroy and obliterate all in her sights.
Agreed that diplomacy would have been a better solution than war. But - the Argentinians did invade 'sovereign' British soil (and whether it ought to have been British or not is a different argument) with military force. Under those circumstances, I don't see what we option there was but to fight back.
I've always thought the argument that Thatcher did it to win an election is a bit spurious. If she hadn't fought, or if we'd lost, the Conservatives would clearly have lost the next election.
But kudos to you, Mick, for doing your bit. As Johnson said, "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea".