I feel I must apologise
in writing for my actions last month. I questioned
your orders to an extent that was nothing but disrespectful,
and I deserve to be court-martialled. Although I was
cleared of insubordination, I still feel that I must
explain my actions; why I did what I did.
When the orders came
from HQ regarding the declaration of marshal law throughout
the Burroughs of London, my first reactions were admittedly
to answer the call and make arrangements for squads
to run regular patrols of the city streets. I realise
now that you’re decision not to help the civilians
was not in fact selfish and immoral; quite the contrary.
The difficult decision to abandon our posts and take
refuge in the bunkers was by far the most logical
option. I was blinded by the immediate short-term
problems we faced, but your visions of the future
required us to survive.
I can assure you that
now I do not believe that any of your orders were
given to ensure your cowardly self-preservation. On
the contrary, I believe that you had the bottle to
make the decision to keep yourself and your men safe,
so that we can unselfishly create and preserve the
new world order.