After the death toll of British soldiers reaches 184 n Afghanistan, topping the 179 killed so far in Iraq, I am reminded of one of the greatest ever anti-war songs by the legendary anarcho punk group Crass with `How Does It Feel' released in 1983, a comment on the Falklands War and lyrics aimed at the head of Margaret Thatcher, A record that resulted in an attempted prosecution by the government under the Obscene Publications Act.
The lyrics still strike a chord today, especially the lines:
"Throughout our history you and your kind
Have stolen the young bodies of the living
To be twisted and torn in filthy war"
"You say "Think of what those young men gave"
As you try to bind us in your living death"
For full lyrics click here.