The big news story of the day is that our esteemed bald git Foreign Secretary Willian (Fifteen pints)Hague has announced a decision to give more British taxpayers money to the fanatical arseholes brave freedom fighters trying to overthrow the tyrannical regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria.

But at last the message Little Nicky Machiavelli has always broadcast, that yes Assad is an evil twat but that does not mean his opponents are the good guys, is being picked up by people in mainstream media.

Last week I reported even the lefties at The Guardian had seen the light. Now C of E clergyman (but that does not mean he can't be right on this score some of you, yes you know who you are;) Peter Mullen has written an good article on how we must not let political correctness and sentimentality blind us to the realities of what is happening in Syria.

Here's a short extract:

Why has our government decided to give greater assistance to the opponents of Assad’s regime in Syria? The answer is to be found in cliché, sentimentality and fantasy, a misperception of what is actually going on there. There is a prevailing romantic vision of idealistic – it helps the delusion if they can be described as “young people” – aspiring democrats bravely spending their lives (and their mobile phone accounts) against the brutal dictator Assad.

No doubt Assad is a very nasty piece of work, but many of those who are opposing him are by no means pure as the driven snow; and many of them may actually be a great deal worse.

Read all "Political correctness is trumping reality in the West's approach to Syria" by Peter Mullen on the Daily Telegraph website

Why has our government decided to give greater assistance to the opponents of Assad’s regime in Syria? The answer is to be found in cliché, sentimentality and fantasy, a misperception of what is actually going on there. There is a prevailing romantic vision of idealistic – it helps the delusion if they can be described as “young people” – aspiring democrats bravely spending their lives (and their mobile phone accounts) against the brutal dictator Assad.

No doubt Assad is a very nasty piece of work, but many of those who are opposing him are by no means pure as the driven snow; and many of them may actually be a great deal worse.