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Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 12:08:00 AM   
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Am I the only one who thinks it is totally irresponsible to send a prince to Afghanistan. "He really wanted to go" was the reason given, so imagine how many soldiers were told to jump through how many hoops to make it safe for him to do so. Imagine the coup for the Taliban if he is killed or captured. I am sure he would be better off at home going to night clubs getting drunk and punching photographers. Like he usually does. As a matter of interest how many children of heads of state have been allowed to "fight" on the front lines. Couldn't imagine Chelsea Clinton in Iraq.
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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 12:10:04 AM   
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I think it's irresponsible that some journalist decided to break the story. If he wants to contribute to the war then that's just fine.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 12:11:59 AM   
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It's a bit of a catch-22 isn't it.  Either he shirks his duty or other people have to be put in the line of fire to protect him.  I don't think you'd find it such an easy choice so the fact that he actually wants to serve and not just be a figurehead speaks legions about his personal courage to me.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 12:14:39 AM   
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It's a bit of a catch-22 isn't it


Not if you dont stick him in the army

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 1:42:20 AM   
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I think it's irresponsible that some journalist decided to break the story. If he wants to contribute to the war then that's just fine.


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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 1:47:37 AM   
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Am I the only one who thinks it is totally irresponsible to send a prince to Afghanistan. "He really wanted to go" was the reason given, so imagine how many soldiers were told to jump through how many hoops to make it safe for him to do so. Imagine the coup for the Taliban if he is killed or captured. I am sure he would be better off at home going to night clubs getting drunk and punching photographers. Like he usually does. As a matter of interest how many children of heads of state have been allowed to "fight" on the front lines. Couldn't imagine Chelsea Clinton in Iraq.


As T said the irresponsible action was from the journalist who decided to break the story, why do some journalists feel it is acceptable to put our (British/US/Danish/Canadian/etc) troops at risk? Commenting on ongoing operations is damn irresponsible, I can't do it so why do the damn media think they can?

He knows the risks involved, and he is old enough to decide for himself if he wishes to take those risks. If he didn't want to be involved he could have easily left the army, but he has said all along that he wants to be involved with whatever his unit is up to. If he had been killed, captured or wounded then it would be a shame, but no more so than when any solider is a casualty. Various princes along the years have been involved in the fighting against our enemies and I see nothing wrong with this continuing.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 1:58:23 AM   
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I think it's irresponsible that some journalist decided to break the story. If he wants to contribute to the war then that's just fine.


Agreed. The point is that with his presence kept quiet he was just an 'ordinary' platoon commander (which is risky enough in that sort of environment, anyway), which was all he wanted to be. Now he and consequently his men become particular Taliban targets, so he will need (no doubt to his intense annoyance) to be removed from the front line in fairness to them if nothing else.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 2:48:16 AM   
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I think it's great that he went. I agree that it's unfortunate that it was reported on before he returned.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 5:34:40 AM   
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I agree. Kudos to Harry.


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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 11:55:12 AM   
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There was a time when no big fuzz was made when heirs were fighting in the first row. It was expected of them to lead their men.

He is a soldier, it s his job.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 12:37:34 PM   
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Yup...I agree with what Marc said.  It's his bloody job.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 1:29:27 PM   
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And now thanks to the idiot journalist he is being deprived of both his right and his oppurtunity to live up to his responsibility to lead his men in battle.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 2:08:43 PM   
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Yah... His withdrawal from front line combat has just been announced. All because some a**hole webhound couldn't keep his **** in his pants...

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 2:45:33 PM   
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Yah... His withdrawal from front line combat has just been announced. All because some a**hole webhound couldn't keep his **** in his pants...


Well since he is dealing with soldiers here I#m sure they will find a way to tell him what they think of him now

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 4:02:22 PM   
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With plenty of *******...

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 4:22:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

I think it's irresponsible that some journalist decided to break the story. If he wants to contribute to the war then that's just fine.

(Sorry, I do not think Terminus is stupid but I agree with him. How come there is no I agree sign or thumbs up?)

I think that it is great. Plus I assume it means he is dealing with people not from his pampered background. I think it is good for him and it raises my respect for him by leaps and bounds.

Go Harry!

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 5:12:30 PM   
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So much ado 'bout nothin'.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 6:25:54 PM   
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The problem as I see it isn't with a young man wanting to fight for his country but a government that thinks in todays media age that it can deploy him secretly and safely. The British Government says it arranged a news blackout with the British media and WORLDWIDE media organisations!!! And they thought it would remain secret. If this Drudge fellow knew enough to leak it then how many other people knew.
This was something that the government didn't need to do. The risk of capture or the death of other soldiers protecting him far outweigh any benefits gained.
All this effort to get him into a combat arena when they cant be bothered to treat returning injured troops well, or to send them into action with the proper equipment.
As for him becoming a better person by mixing with the Plebs, his father still employs someone to put toothpaste on his toothbrush and he was a Royal navy captain. At least the army may have persuaded Harry not to wear the swastika to his hooray Henry parties.


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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 7:53:25 PM   
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As for him becoming a better person by mixing with the Plebs, his father still employs someone to put toothpaste on his toothbrush and he was a Royal navy captain.

With the alleged state of British dental care I applaud this move!



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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 2/29/2008 8:35:47 PM   
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He joined the Army,and expected quite rightly to serve as a Soldier whereever he was sent.It just happened that he is a member of the Royal Family.His uncle,Prince Andrew was in the RN as a helo pilot during the Falkland conflict,there wasnt an outcry then!The thing is,you join the Army of your own free will,knowing (i hope)full well that you can become a statistic of Battle.Harry did this,ok the War/Conflict has changed in the manner it is conducted due to the Insurrectionist style the enemy use,but he was trained for it and ready and willing to go.I wonder how many ragheads wouls ACTUALLY recognise him?I would have thought they had bigger and more important things to occupy their minds.As for the Journo that broke the story,he ought to loose his job and be prosecuted.Its a shame that Harry has to return to the UK because of this.At least he is making something of his military life unlike that wimp of his Uncle Edward who jacked the Royal Marines in cos he couldnt hack it!!!!


BZ,to Harry,well done mate!

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 4:39:03 AM   
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Am I the only one who thinks it is totally irresponsible to send a prince to Afghanistan?


It certainly seems that way.

I can understand why a British Prince with a pair of balls is an embarrassment to weenies everywhere.  Kind of puts the old "only the stupid and the poor fight our wars for us" rubbish right in the dust bin, doesn't it?

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 4:59:45 AM   
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Its such a laugh that for a people who where prepared to commit treason and die to get ride of the Royal Family, Americans seem to love the monachy. Perhaps you would all like to come back into the fold and have a hereditory monachy as head of government, head of the church and head of the armed forces.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 8:52:18 AM   
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Yeah, we know the English are a bunch of gay weenies, but we're still fond of them because they're family.

And we'll trade you Hillary for Harry any day.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 10:58:35 AM   
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As someone said it is a Catch-22. Either they don't send the sons of the important people thus they get 'special treatment'. Or they do and then they get pointed out and possibly targeted by the press thus giving them special treatment.

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 1:24:17 PM   
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Doggie
Yeah, we know the English are a bunch of gay weenies


Oh dear, oh dear.......

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RE: Prince Harry fights the Taliban - 3/1/2008 3:10:12 PM   
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Ok, this one seems to have run its course...

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