The revelations about abuse of prisoners by Coalition forces in Iraq are just grim. I should be making noises about their scale relative to pre-war Ba’athist crimes, about their being debated worldwide rather than hidden from any sight, about the court-martials that will be faced by (some of) the perpetrators. It wouldn’t change the crimes. And I can’t be bothered.
[UPDATE: My dad reckons “courts martial”, but my Chambers (bought by the aforementioned father) gives both “courts martial” and “court martials”, with the latter flagged as “informal”. “Informal” is definitely the style of English on this page. You, the readers, probably have your own views—cue fifteen comments worth of pedantry from the notoriously picky PooterGeekers.]
erm… shouldn’t that be “fifteen comments’ worth”? – the pedants’ revolt…
Oh. God. Yes, it should. Thanks—I think.