This far removed from Remembrance Day, I can probably get away with these sentiments.
I am a bit offended, to see men who send soldiers to die for no good reason bowing their heads to the Cenotaph. The Cenotaph exists because it would've been impractical to dump the corpses of half a million men on Whitehall, where those who sent them to die could see them and atone for their many sins.
It's no more fun to see a Blair or a Brown or a Cameron bow their heads in memory of the men they sent cruising around the Sunni Triangle in piles of shrapnel on wheels. These politicians have no place at Remembrance services, since their main function has been the creation of more orphans and widows, and better lies and excuses.
Mind you, it does take a certain kind of brass balls to show up for such an event.