Thoughts sadly do not count in the Military
It seems a serving member of the RAF disobeyed a direct order. Although this man is allowed thoughts and although I agree in most respects with his words, when one joins a Military command in what ever country, he should have bitten the bullet kept his mouth shut and obeyed the order. I agree we should not be in Iraq, I agree we the western nations who invaded the country have committed atrocities that were not the done thing and in fact breached all civilised laws as well as the Geneva Convention. However this man even if he had done this only as far back as WW11 could well have been executed indeed many were. As an officer he only had to resign his commission to get out of going back to Iraq, obviously he wants the best of both worlds. I guess you can think yourself lucky Mr. Kendall-Smith you will get off lightly I think although you may not be allowed to practice medicine in the UK now, that is a matter for the medical council of course. The sad thing is you did what most of us would NOW do and it now seems you have ruined your life and in that respect alone I feel sorry for you,I guess you will now become a prison Doctor for eight months.