New Labour was bad enough, with its cosy deals with mercenaries which effectively allowed them to police themselves. Only a politician would see nothing wrong with considering soldiers of fortune to be men of their word.
And then there was that unfortunate business involving BAE Systems, the Saudi royal family and massive bungs which saw Tony Blair abuse his office and intervene to prevent an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
If anything, this current shower is even worse. It's probably all that fox hunting and cadet force training at Eton.
David Cameron has gone from Little Lord Fauntleroy to Attila the Hun in the time he's been in power. Except that Attila the Hun used to fight his own battles.
The PM completed his transformation from so-called political representative to full-time shill for the merchants of death this week with his jaunt to India.
Cameron was mainly there in an attempt to flog the Eurofighter to the Indian government. He did the same thing in 2010 with Hawk fighter jets.
Because obviously when you are a country with some of the highest levels of poverty in the world what you really need are some shiny new fighter jets.
And of course when part of your trip comprises commemorating a bloody massacre of civilians by a colonial force with vastly superior firepower, you might as well flog them some weapons while you're at it. It would be churlish not to really.
So convinced of this is Cameron that he has now apparently decided that it would be perfectly reasonable to divert foreign aid to the Ministry of Defence for use in military interventions.
I think that could most accurately be described as robbing Peter to bomb Paul.
Cameron said we should think very carefully "about how we help countries which have been riven by conflict and war."
Well, you could stop triggering all the conflict in the first place for a start.
He went on to claim that initiatives which provide the basic level of security needed for development to take place can be an "important" use of aid funds.
Care down the barrel of a gun, that's quite a concept.
Every intervention that Britain and the US have been involved in has escalated insecurity, created terrorism and led to the deaths of countless civilians in "collateral damage."
Cameron's logic seems to be that if there are fewer people alive after they've finished bombing the shit out of a country what aid they do give will go further. Which admittedly is a theory… a kind of pro-active Malthusianism.
And while we're on the subject of blood-soaked politicos, Labour appears to have deludedly decided that enough time might have passed for everyone to have forgotten that it was on its watch that we illegally invaded Iraq and got mired in Afghanistan.
Announcing its latest pathetic wheeze this week shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy urged councils to pay respect to troops killed in the line of duty by naming streets after them.
Murphy said they could provide a "lasting personal memorial" to those who give their lives for Blair and oil - er, I mean Britain.
Well if we're going to go down the road of naming roads after those engaged in wholesale murder and slaughter, why stop at squaddies? We could have Crippen Close, Hyndley Avenue or what about Shipman Street?
If Labour really gave a toss it would name streets after all the innocent civilians slaughtered in its imperialist crusades as a constant shameful reminder of its cynical, illegal policies.
The problem is we might not actually have that many streets in the whole country.
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