... If you thought the best chance of survival, to come home to your wife, husband, kids, parents, would be to put on a Howdy Doody costume and sing the Notre Dame fight song in Farsi, you would have hopped on stage faster than Sanjaya after snorting an amyl nitrate in Simon Cowell’s dressing room.
There's a difference between giving your life in defense of your nation and suicide. If the Brits would have fought back, they would have been killed, every last one of them. Their deaths would have accomplished nothing. They did what they had to in order to survive and maybe fight another day for 'Britain's Honor'. I'd like to see what these big conservative 'warriors' would have done in the same situation. Maybe we'd find out if one of them had the balls to enlist.