Originally Posted by Salvation
All Soldiers are Mercenaries the difference between us and the freelancers is that we are regulated and paid for by a government.
The Defence forces is what they are a Defence force but they are the only public service that are 100% accountable and actually do their job.
As for that moron with his opinion, he obviously is an ignorant twat and you would be worse to get in a fight with him and laugh at him as he is braindead and most likely a non functioning member of society that has never lifted a finger.
I have great time for the Army and appreciate what they do and the many roles that they fulfill. I've had brothers and other relations in the Army and Navy so have some idea of their job.
I would take issue with the above post though..
How can you slag off other Public Service areas across the board - of which you most likely have no direct experience - yet brand somebody else a moron for having an opinion on something that he obviously has no experience of.
A little hint of Pot, Kettle, Black IMO...
BTW, I don't believe that the general public has a hatred
of the Army/Defence Forces. They may be under-appreciated and under valued and subject to criticism but so is every PS job these days.