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A Prince and a Soldier

“And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.�

William Shakespeare, Henry V

During my recent embeds with British forces, I suggested numerous times that Prince Harry could quietly serve in Afghanistan without the attracting media coverage that would make targets out of him and his fellow soldiers. Apparently the Brits had the same idea. Along with his unit the Household Cavalry, Harry was sent to a forward operation base in the Helmand province. Credit to the Royal Family for allowing Prince Harry to serve in a dangerous environment. And credit to Harry the soldier, who performed his duty to Great Britain. For ten weeks, the press kept Harry’s deployment a secret. But now Harry’s being sent home, after photos of him in Afghanistan were published on the internet and in the press. The ‘journalists’ who broke the story got their scoop, and in doing so, needlessly endangered the lives of patriotic soldiers. There was no compelling reason to report on Harry’s service in Afghanistan. No public good was served. Shame on those who risked British lives.


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Yessssir... them there right-wing 'news sites' perform quite a public service... don't they? clown:

No wonder you like them so much Sko! :D :D
 

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Does the term content fit anywhere in your vocabulary Webo? I suppose you think it is a verb.
 

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The news broke first in New Zealand but mainly it was ignored. It was only when it was picked up by an American web site that it was made big news.

Of course he had to come home because it would have endangered all those around him.

Now here is a good smirk for you, he was an aircraft spotter, telling your guys where to drop their bombs. Luckily they dropped them in the right places. Can you imagine the who r it would have created if your guys had bombed him.

There was a cameraman embedded with him and he was allowed to take loads of pictures and films if he gave them to everybody else when the news got out that Harry was over there.

I waited till somebody bought up the subject. I am glad he went to Afghanistan and not Iraq as the the gov and the army would have got it in the neck if he got into trouble in Iraq. By serving n Afghanistan the army pulled of a big coup.
 

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Well at least no one can hang a White Feather on him. Hell he was in double jeopardy. Target of the locals and candidate for collateral friendly fire.
 
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