(Pictured right in his desert warfare attire, looking suitably grim and determined.)
All the usual cringe-inducing stuff - although at least he refrained from being pictured with a rictus grin on his face sitting awkwardly behind a machine gun in an attack helicopter, per his predecessor - but some equally crass stuff nonetheless.
Much of it was devoted to telling his audience how wonderfully heroic they are. Aangirfan has a superb skit on it here - juxtaposing his appeal for them to help him
" ....create a new atmosphere in our country, an atmosphere where we back and revere and support our military.”and telling them
".... I want to put YOU front and centre of our national life again"- with pictures of Adolph Hitler and his generals patronising their 'Hitler Youth' with similar hyperbole.
No doubt deeply offensive to those schooled in respect and reverence for their 'betters', but laser accurate analogies that make a telling point.
And the most deeply Freudian of Freudian slips - or should that be "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings" ?
"... and its worth remembering why we're here why we're fighting - what this is all about. This not a war of choice, it is a war of necessity; this not a war of occupation, it's a war of obligation.
On 9/11, WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS WERE BLOWN UP
and so many BRITISH people died as well as Americans, almost every single person that took part in that attack was trained here in Afghanistan by al Qaeda ...."
Followed by more deeply patronising 'Santa Claus and the Tooth fairy' stuff about destroying their bases helping the Afghans to look after themselves before "going home with our heads held high" etc etc.
God we're a wonderful country eh?
The brief 911 reference is on You Tube here
For those with a strong stomach, a video of the entire speech proudly adorns the Number 10 Downing Street web site here. The 911 bit is around 3 minutes in. It is an object lesson in what is required of our sock-puppet politicians - and David Cameron demonstrates just how much of a master sock-puppet he really is.