Article copied from NHS Blog Doctor:
Kate and Gerry McCann have analysed every second of every minute of the day before Madeleine was abducted. If only they had known, there are many things they would have done differently. Sadly, for Kate and Gerry, as time passes, unless Madeleine is found, they will not be able to smile.
We approach the first anniversary of Madeleine’s abduction. Kate and Gerry McCann continue to hope and continue to search. They have now broadened the appeal and are addressing the problems that arise when any child disappears. The Times today has today featured their campaign. When I looked at the article on the internet this morning there were already half a dozen comments, most of them profoundly unsympathetic. One or two were downright offensive. The Times has now removed all the comments.
I do not understand how people can react in this fashion. Kate and Gerry McCanns decision to eat out on that fateful night may have been ill advised. I do not know. I do not have all the facts. I was not there. If they did make a mistake, they will be more aware of that than any commentator, and will relive it every day. I do not believe the Kate and Gerry McCann are bad parents. If they did make a mistake, they are even more deserving of our sympathy.
The chances of finding Madeleine cannot now be good. But should we not be supporting the McCanns rather than forever criticising them?
Gawd... no wonder the NHS is in such dire straits.
The comments left on his blog are worth a read here