In his political obituary of the late Francis Pym which appears on today's 'Comment is Free', the distinguished baldy and homme serieux Michael White writes of the Falklands War that,
"Pym's instincts were to cut a deal and avoid bloodshed - so far from home. But neither the Argentine junta, in its way as innocent of war (though not of torture) as Mrs Thatcher, nor the Iron Lady herself, was in the mood for compromise."
No, mate. They were not 'innocent of war'; they invaded British territory. The junta were a shower of warmongering bastards; and I'm afraid that the only prism through which the junta could be 'innocent of war' in that context is one prepared to stretch notions of law and the rule of law to breaking point.
In its way, of course.