Much has been made of the British Royal, Prince Harry’s, ‘outing’ by foreign ( i.e. non-UK – read Aussie, German and US) press of his highly secret 14 week deployment to help fight the forces of evil in Afghanistan (Iraq was considered just to darn dangerous to send a member of Britain’s Royal family into actual combat, while thousands of non-royal families have no such choice).
Sadly for Harry and the rest of his UK regiment detachment it has been decided it is now too dangerous for him to remain on duty in Afghanistan with other UN forces, and his 10 weeks stay thus far has been terminated a month short of the tour’s expected completion.
I do not intend to denigrate Harry for what was, by Royal Standards, an exceptionally brave and unneccessary (in the sense that he could have easily chosen a far less ‘active’ roll to play in Britain’s Armed forces) act.
But since it was deemed ‘appropriate’ by both UK press and the royal family (whose permission most assuredly needed to be sought beforehand) to ’embed’ a press detachment to accompany and record for posterity Harry’s Adventures in a foreign war zone, I find it necessary to point out Harry’s sometimes less than ‘appropriate’ sense of duty and loyalty to the Throne and his potential British and Commonwealth subjects.
Notice the flag under which Harry chooses to give interviews to the folks at home on his cap!
worn to a bash in the land of his birth (he had been clearly over-indulging in the ‘refreshments’ at the party but presumably was entirely sober when he made the decision to hire and wear the Nazi outfit), as part of a to-be-televised interview during his on-going deployment in foreign climes as a soldier of the realm i think it leaves a little to be desired in the ‘thinking – not drinking’ department.
Or maybe he just secretly longs to be a Bush and not a Windsor??
Still, a Neo-Con has to be an improvement over a Neo-Nazi – Right?