Someone needs a good kicking
"I ask that we try to imagine what it must be like on the battlefield," he will say.
If this happens "we may be a little slower to condemn and a lot quicker to understand... the best fighting force in the world".
Speaking to the BBC on Sunday ahead of the speech, Mr Reid said the troops' circumstances were the toughest in history because "they face an enemy that is completely unconstrained".
"Yet our troops are increasingly constrained not just by international law and conventions, the standards we want to keep, but by media scrutiny, by videophones, by mobile phones, by satellite dishes."
While it was right to disapprove of abuse, it should be kept in proportion, he said, and out of nearly 100,000 British troops who had served in Iraq, there had only been five sustainable allegations of the mistreatment of civilians, he said.
With the Maysan council joining its counterpart in Basra in registering a protest over the video footage, most of British-controlled Iraq is now not co-operating with the Army.
For once I can totally agree with "Dr" Reid - and wonder what justification the cowards at the "NOW" have..