On a serious note, I’d like to extend best wishes to regular reader/commenter Dermot who is deploying to Afghanistan in a few days time. Best of luck, man. Although as a serving French soldier, you’re presumably under orders to surrender to the first troop of Girl Guides you encounter. Ba-dum-tish! Seriously Dermot, best of luck mate. I won’t pretend to understand your motives, but I do admire your courage. Be careful and come home safely!
(P.S. The interview Dermot gave me for the Irish Times is here.)