Tricky - I agree you never said that 18 year olds cant serve on the frontline you said 16 yer olds couldnt. I then said 18 year olds could which I see you are not denying and i went on to say 18 year olds have died on the frontline which they have.
You DID say however that I was using MADE UP EXAMPLES.
Thus I modified the 16 to 18 year olds to agree with you because the same situation and the BIGGER POINT is that under 25 returning soldiers are discriminated against in this ludicrous policy proposal.
A 16 year old could sign up for 3 years, sign up again until 22 and never see active combat or a 'tour.' Yet in 6 years he has paid taxes he has shown willingness to serve on the frontline as all soldiers implicitly do. To then deny him the opportunity to live independently which is what banning HB from the under 25s does is offensive and simply wrong.
It is also blatant age discrimination.
Tricky you have gone from being a pedant to the refuge of all who realise their debate is flawed and attacked the person (me) and not the argument. You then infer I (personally) am not capable of open debate and go on to say I "...simply lie your way out if things!"
Billy Goats are often emblems of some regiments but in your case you are a gruff one living under a bridge like all Trolls. How brave of you to use a pseudonym!