The Queen get’s flak from the Sunday Mirror today for daring to ask a NATO officer for his opinion on the war in Afghanistan. Reportedly Her Majesty asked Lithuanian Captain Arnold Raizys: “Is it a restoration or a war in Afghanistan?” Political editor Vincent Moss described this question as “confused”. Of course in its editorial a few pages in, its changed its opinion on to “a good question”. I never thought I’d side with the Queen against the Mirror but I respectfully suggest this is somewhat stupid and patronising of the Mirror. Er, hadn’t is occurred to them to take a clue from her use of the word “restoration” that she is not so stupid as they make out? Come on guys, think about it. But not too hard you have a dead-line to meet.