More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted the armed forces since the start of the 2003 Iraq war, the BBC has discovered.
The BBC seems to be implying that a high number of soldiers are deserting because of the Iraq conflict. 1,000 soldiers in three years, 334 a year; worrying.
But wait a bit. What’s this on the BBC website from June 2000?
Official figures show that record numbers of soldiers are deserting from the British Army.
There were nearly 2,000 recorded cases of desertion last year, some of which were spurred on by mistreatment or bullying by army superiors.
So things are getting better then. Good. What was the BBC’s story about again?