It is my opinion that war, per se, is a failure of human beings to reach a consensus on existence itself. Just consider the adversarial venom of the left and particularly in the UK right now. Coalition Government is bad, terrible, dreadful, awful and horrendous, is their constant whine. There reasons? Just one, it is that they are not still holding the debased and corrupt power they unleashed on us ALL these past 13 years. With such blind and spiteful nastiness there is little hope for my human rights being considered by such people, so what chance when fighting their war? The judicial ruling on troops in battle and their "rights" is partly related to their volunteer status and my view is that that changes dramatically when relating to conscripted troops. Additionally if an individual faces a kill or be killed scenario, humanity is swamped by the survival instinct. A moral maze indeed!