He complains that "War-On-Terror" era Britons have gotten soft:
The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000 feet above the war zone to avoid getting hit.He has even harsher words for the United States:
I'm totally off the States now. The reaction to 9/11 and then George Bush - really, they've got very blobby as a nation. Now they are whiny victims whose language is entirely taken from two TV shows - "Friends" and "Sex And The City" - and there's nothing sexy about them any more. And that kind of semi-blindness about the rest of the world, which was attractive when America was exciting, is really unattractive now.That "Sex And the City" dig was quite apt. Why didn't I think of that...?