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On Prince Harry

Meanwhile, no one is writing stories and showering accolades on troops who do not happen to be princes.

7 Responses to “On Prince Harry”

  1. Cactus Jack Says:

    You gotta give Harry credit for coming out of his guilded cage and wanting to be a real soldier.

  2. JKB Says:

    I give credit to all the young men and women serving in the war. To the man or woman, they all left their gilded lifestyles to be real soldiers.

    Everyone of them volunteered; everyone of them stood when the call went ou for those who would take the fight to our enemy.

  3. Jim W Says:


    And let’s not pretend they are going to put him in any real danger.

  4. Bitter Says:

    They did, Jim W. What I heard this morning indicated that he was in gun battles.

    I think the reason it’s a story isn’t so much that he’s a prince, it’s because of how the entire situation of his service unfolded.

    1) He’s been a party boy, and some wondered how mature he was. Comments from the field indicate he’s grown up. This is naturally going to be of interest to those he could technically represent as King one day should Charles kick the bucket and something happen with William.

    2) He’s the first royal to see the frontlines in a couple of decades.

    3) They were going to send him to Iraq like the rest of the troops he served with, but they had to cancel that because when the press started talking about it, threats were made against him and those serving around him. It’s not just his life. If it’s known he was over there, the men he serves with are in increased danger. He found a way to serve and they managed to keep it quiet.

    I think the others absolutely deserve the praise, but I guess I see enough news hooks that it doesn’t bother me.

  5. straightarrrow Says:

    I can’t see any way to make a valid criticism of REMF type service for any person on the lines in harm’s way.

    Sorry Jim W. but I can’t fault him for whom he was born to anymore than he could have chosen differently in that respect.

    He most certainly could have chosen differently as to how and where he served. That he did not, I think means we must mark to his credit.

  6. Metulj Says:

    Fascinating, a kid who isn’t allowed to vote by law was in harm’s way, while thousands of American College Republicans have “other agendas,” “asthma,” and “seasonal affective disorder.”

    Anyhoodles, the Blues and Royals isn’t some bunch of Victorian dandies out for a jaunt in the Colonies….

  7. SayUncle Says:

    ya know, i expect the chickenhawk canard from mental inferiors like steve from whitescreek. You, not so much.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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